Joelle Taylor is an award-winning poet, playwright, author and editor who has recently completed a world tour with her latest collection Songs My Enemy Taught Me. She is widely anthologised, the author of 3 full poetry collections and 3 plays and is currently completing her debut book of short stories The Night Alphabet. Her new collection CUNTO will be published in June 2021. She founded the UK’s national youth slam championships SLAMbassadors in 2001, remaining its Artistic Director until 2018. She is the host and co-curator of Out-Spoken, a poetry and music club, currently resident at the Southbank Centre, and the editor of Out-Spoken Press. Her work was recently featured in the arts documentary Butch on Radio 4.
Find out more about our Bloc Social on 30th November here
Find out more about our One-on-Ones here
Find out more about our Workshop on 3rd December here
Need some feedback or guidance on your latest piece? Feeling a bit stuck at a dead end with your current writing? Come share your work with us and get feedback! The Open House is an opportunity for you to read your work-in-progress with a group of like-minded writers. Sign up now and bring your work to the session to help develop your work and get some outside eyes on what you’re developing. Prepare a short reading of 3-4 mins of any kind of writing, read it to the group and get their feedback and thoughts on your work. This is an opportunity to create some community and offer bespoke guidance for your work. Feedback will be offered by fellow participants, our current Writer on the Bloc and WoW Staff. Book here
Bloc Party, Friday 4th December, 4pm
Join Joelle as she reads from her Creative Response to her Writer On The Bloc Residency and hear from participants who have taken part along the way. This closing celebration event is a moment to reflect on the Writer On The Bloc residency, what the artists have learned, what the community and audience have developed or learned and what WoW staff have noticed and seen throughout the community-focused creative residency. Book here