• Spoken Word Workshop with Backyard Poetry

Inspired by Chiharu Shiota’s work, Departure, this workshop delves into the theme of migration. The workshop is led by Safwa Hashim and Qutouf Yahia, the co-founders of Backyard Poetry. Participants will focus on writings themed around migration through a variety of methods, thematic discussions, peer reviews and performance exercises. The participants will have the opportunity to recite their selected poems in a public spoken word night on Saturday, April 13 as part of the Performance in the Park series at Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park. The workshop is free; advance registration recommended.

Age: 16+
This workshop is currently fully booked. To add your name to the waitlist, please email rsvp@artjameel.org.

Backyard Poetry is a community initiative built with the intent to provide a platform for UAE- based poets to showcase their talents and share their stories. Founded by Safwa Hashim and Qutouf Yahia, Backyard also commits to creating a multicultural community for poets and poetry-enthusiasts where they can share their experiences through their creative interactions with one another. Backyard has activated events and workshops in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, London, Khartoum and Doha and is always looking to move poetry through geography and borders.