BSL users – get involved in City of Stories Home

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If you’re a British Sign Language user, there are a number of ways you can get involved in City of Stories Home – a project offering 33 free creative writing workshops and a free writing competition in partnership with London Libraries.

BSL interpreter Michelle Wood shares how BSL users can get involved in City of Stories Home in this video:

Book onto a free BSL interpreted workshop 

There are five BSL interpreted City of Stories Home free creative writing workshops you can book onto:

Thursday 3 Feb 6.30 – 8.30pm with Amita Murray with Havering Libraries. Interpreted by Michelle Wood and Amy Hayward:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/havering-city-of-stories-home-writing-workshop-with-amita-murray-tickets-237430098817

Tuesday 8 Feb 6.30 – 8.30pm with Jemilea Wisdom-Baako with Kensington and Chelsea Libraries. Interpreted by Michelle Wood and Amy Hayward: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kc-city-of-stories-home-writing-workshop-with-jemilea-wisdom-baako-tickets-237442154877

Thursday 17 February 10am – 12pm with Carinya Sharples with Greenwich Libraries. Interpreted by Michelle Wood and Amy Hayward: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/greenwich-city-of-stories-home-workshop-with-carinya-sharples-tickets-237463930007

Mon 21 Feb 10am – 12pm with Charlotte Heather with Sutton Libraries. Interpreted by Lynne Bateman and TBC: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sutton-city-of-stories-home-writing-workshop-with-charlotte-heather-tickets-238152599837

Weds 23 Feb 6.30 – 8.30pm with Helen Bowell with Lambeth Libraries. Interpreted by Michelle Wood and Amy Hayward: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lambeth-city-of-stories-home-workshop-with-helen-bowell-tickets-238177363907

Enter the City of Stories Home Writing Competition 

If you live in London and attend a free City of Stories Home writing workshop, you can enter the free writing competition by entering your short story of up to 500 words on the theme of ‘home’. You can enter your story in a video in BSL if you would like to.

The competition is open from 1 Feburary – 3 March 11.59pm. There is more information here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/city-of-stories-home-competition/

If you have any questions please get in touch with us on hello@spreadtheword.org.uk

Published 26 January 2022