Cheeky Poetry (with Charley Genever)

About the workshop: This workshop is the mate that gives you permission to be uncensored. To say what’s really on your mind. Explore the cheeky, naughty, unconventional, and down right sordid world of Not Suitable for Work (NSFW) poetry. Whether you want to write a filthy love poem to your partner, vent about state of the world, or just have a space to write a bit of a sweary poem, this workshop is for you. Together we’ll get messy with language, have a laugh, and write some stuff you’d never read to your mum or your boss… or who knows, maybe this workshop will give you the confidence to!

Due to the nature of this workshop, please do consider where in your home you sit when participating, as there is likely to be a lot of swearing/explicit content!

About the workshop leader: Charley Genever is an LGBTQIA+ poet and creative producer. Living and working from Peterborough, she is a former Peterborough Poet Laureate, vice chair of the Syntax Poetry collective, and produces her own spoken word night ‘Freak Speak’, rated as one of the UK’s best Poetry & Spoken Word nights by Picador. She has worked with a variety of arts organisations across the country, including Tate Britain, The Poetry Society, Apples and Snakes, and The Mighty Creatives. Her debut collection, ‘Unsexed’ was published in 2017 by BX3. Her work also explores unconventional methods of presentation – from a poetry suit to cut-up stop motion videos to collaboration with dancers. In her personal practice she often explores topics of censorship, intimacy, and vulnerability.

This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a web-based video calling service. In order to access this workshop, you will need an internet connection, and a computer with built-in camera or webcam, and a built-in microphone or speaker. The link to join the workshop will be emailed to you ahead of the session.

If you are unable to afford the ticket price, but would still like to attend this event, please email [email protected] to enquire about spaces.



November 21, 2024 6pm-8pm