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Story Creators: Imagine the Future with Patience Agbabi

Everything is Connected Event
Patience agbabi and the infinite book cover
  • 18 Nov 2023 View Dates & Times

    The expected runtime of this event is 90 minutes

  • Workshop
  • Teens
  • £10 Per Person

Work with professional author, Patience Agbabi to hone your writing skills and learn how to craft a short story inspired by the future.

Embark on a literary adventure with the acclaimed Patience Agbabi in a captivating writing workshop, where imagination takes flight and the theme is a hopeful future. Let Patience Agbabi's expertise ignite your creativity as you craft your very own short story. Be a part of something extraordinary by sharing your masterpiece with The Story Museum, adding your voice to a legacy collection that will inspire generations to come.

There will also be an opportunity to share and celebrate your masterpiece at the special event on Saturday 25 November 14.30-16.00 at The Story Museum, book your free place here. Unleash your potential and embrace the magic of storytelling!

Session runs 11:00-12:30. For ages 12-16

Part of Story Creators a creative skills programme for young people.

In partnership with the Cultural Programme as part of the Everything is Connected season

This event is supported by Renaissance One

At The Story Museum we believe that finances should not impact a young person’s ability to access the arts. Therefore, we offer bursaries for the course price and related travel expenses for low-income families. To apply for a bursary place, please email our learning team.

If you know of young people who would benefit this course, please contact us

About Patience

One of the UK’s foremost writers, Patience Agbabi has spent over 20 years celebrating the written and spoken word. Her work has appeared in anthologies, on TV and radio, The London Underground and human skin. In 2004 she was nominated one of the UK’s ‘Next Generation Poets’. She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, and is a former Poet Laureate of Canterbury (2009 to 2010).

The author of five books, her latest book is the novel (for middle graders) The Infinite (Canongate, 2020) and the first in the Leap Cycle quartet of books which charts the adventures of Elle, a 12 year-old girl born with the gift of travelling through time. The book covers themes of neurodiversity, ecology and difference and Bernardine Evaristo and Philip Pullman are already fans. The sequel, The Time-Thief, was published in May 2021. Her fourth poetry book, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014), is a vivid retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century and was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Prize for New Work in Poetry 2014 and was a Wales Book of the Year (2015). Following a launch at Southwark Cathedral, Patience toured the book with producers Renaissance One to literary festivals and venues across the UK.

Patience is inspired by the full spectrum of the arts. Her high-profile multimedia projects include Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 at the National Gallery. This led to delivering public workshops in the gallery and a PSHE Creative Intervention with Year 8 pupils on the painting Diana and Callisto. She has participated in residencies from Eton College to Flamin’ Eight, a tattoo studio; from The Historic Dockyard at Chatham to the stately home Harewood House. There she wrote her poem ‘The Doll’s House’, shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2014. She became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2017.

  • 18 Nov 2023 View Dates & Times

    The expected runtime of this event is 90 minutes

  • Workshop
  • Teens
  • £10 Per Person