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Poetry from Art


Thursday 25th August, 1pm-2.30pm, MIMA

An outing to MIMA to see a dynamic drawing on the gallery walls, made by TWP member and experimental mark-maker Gail Henderson. We will hear from Gail about the themes and processes that inform her art, and then write in response. This is a free event for women only. Meet any time from 12.30pm in MIMA cafe.

Poetry Playspace #1


Saturday 27th August, various sessions 2.00pm-8.30pm, ARC Stockton

First of four open drop-in days where the TWP will be ‘in residence’ at ARC Stockton. Any woman poet in Teesside is warmly invited to come to as many sessions as they like – each session will be very loosely led by various members of the sisterhood, and by you – they’re not workshops, they’re spaces for co-creation, play, and connection.

2pm-3.30pm = collaborative writing. Join a project in progress, or start your own and find a writing partner.

4pm-5.30pm = compassionate critique. Bring your poems in progress and get helpful feedback.

6.30pm-8.30pm = performance lab. Rehearse and practice skills and techniques together. August session priority is for poets performing at Globefest, but all are welcome.


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Saturday 10th September, 11am – 6pm, Globe Theatre Stockton

The TWP are delighted to be just one of many featured acts at this day of free community-led celebrations for the first anniversary of Stockton’s refurbished Globe Theatre venue. This event will be accessible to all and will feature live music from some incredible local artists, magic, dance, storytelling, poetry, treasure hunts, puppet shows, circus acts, drop in arts & crafts, face painting, workshops and so much more!

Writing Truth To Power


A free eight-week creative writing course for women in Teesside with lived experience of poverty and social injustice, delivered in partnership with Thrive Teesside charity. Writing Truth to Power will explore the solutions to poverty. Participants will discover poets, writers and musicians to inspire their writing, watch videos, listen to spoken word performers and draw on their experiences to produce a body of work to put out into the

Past Events

Thriving Women anthology launch, Tuesday 3rd August

TWP @ Hartlepool Waterfront Festival, Sunday 10th July