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You're invited to a free Feminist Writing Day School

As part of the 16 Days of Activism for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, you are very warmly invited to the Write to End Violence Against Women Feminist Writing Day School

Zero Tolerance, Hollaback! Edinburgh and Write Ribbon Scotland invite you to join us for an exciting FREE day of feminist writing workshops.

With four sessions on offer, this is a day school is a unique opportunity to hone your creativity, learn new storytelling techniques and find your feminist voice.

The event is free, but places are limited and you must register.

To register please visit the EventBrite page where you can sign up for two of the following sessions:

Morning Session 1. What’s her story?
Hannah Lavery, Appletree Writers

Hannah Lavery from Appletree Writers will offer a busy morning of writing. Looking at women’s lives as inspiration for our writing the session will be a practical workshop which will offer ways and techniques to get you started and keep you going.

Morning Session 2. Online Storytelling and Creative Activism
Edinburgh Hollaback!

Hollaback! will explore the importance of storytelling in the feminist movement, and look at ways we can be creative in our activism.

Afternoon Session 1. Writing for Empowerment
Magi Gibson, Writer in Residence Glasgow Women’s Library

Do you ever feel that no-one listens to you? That there are things you'd like to get out of your system and down on paper - but you don't know how? In this two hour workshop, poet and writer Magi Gibson will help you turn your thoughts into powerful pieces of writing.

Afternoon Session 2. Your Feminist Voice
Talat Yaqoob, YWCA Scotland

Talat Yaqoob from YWCA Scotland will be leading a workshop reflecting on her lessons as a public speaker and blogger on feminist issues. The workshop will explore the public sphere of your feminist voice. You'll have a chance to write your own short articles about tough topics and stand on your soapbox to speak about your feminism as well as learning from examples of feminists on YouTube.

If you have any questions, please send an email to info@zerotolerance.org.uk.

Come prepared for a fab day of feminist writing and be sure to bring your pen and paper!

Added: November 13, 2014
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