Event B

Sunday 5th November 2023 | 7.00 pm

Event B | The Bank of Dreams & Nightmares with Joelle Taylor | Resonate


The Bank of Dreams & Nightmares with Joelle Taylor – Resonate – BridLit Kids

As part of BridLit Festival 2023, The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares will be working with TS Eliot Prize winning poet Joelle Taylor and 12 young people over two workshop weekends to explore what they want to say and how they want to tell their stories. This could be in the form of poetry, spoken word, storytelling, monologue, rap, song or even comedy – however they feel they can best express themselves. This is the culmination of the workshops where the young people will perform their pieces to a live audience at Bridport Literary Festival.

Under 19’s free (ticketed)

When: Sunday 5th November 2023 @ 7.00 pm
Where: Bridport Arts Centre



What Happens at The Bank?

The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares is a Bridport based charity which runs free, child-led creative writing workshops for young people from all backgrounds, encouraging them to use their creativity in a safe space, explore different worlds, and express themselves without fear of being judged.   Each child creates a story that gets released into the real world, as a published book, anthology of poems, podcast, or even a play. They want children to see that their writing will be taken seriously, show them the possibilities of what can be achieved, and make those achievements a reality. In the last year children have become published authors, newspaper journalists, podcast creators, written campaign videos to inspire local change, and even been part of creating a play for a national puppet touring company.

Joelle Taylor is an award-winning poet and author who prior to the pandemic completed a world tour with her collection Songs My Enemy Taught Me. She founded SLAMbassadors, the UK national youth poetry slam championships, as well as the international spoken-word project Borderlines. She is widely anthologised, the author of 4 collections of poetry and is currently completing her debut collection of inter-connecting short stories The Night Alphabet. Her new poetry collection C+NTO & Othered Poems was published in June 2021 and is the subject of the Radio 4 arts documentary Butch. C+nto was winner of the T.S Eliot Prize 2021.  She has received a Changemaker Award from the Southbank Centre, a Fellowship of the RSA, and her poem Valentine was Highly Commended in the Forward Prize. She is a co-curator and host of Out- Spoken Live, the UK’s premier poetry and music club currently resident at the Southbank Centre. She is the commissioning editor at Out-Spoken Press 2020-2022. www.joelletaylor.co.uk


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