Past Events

Thursday 20th May
Word by Word Collective has landed, and we are thrilled to launch ourselves into the world.
In May 2021, we invite you to the launch for our workshop series, Word by Word Presents. As our very first public event, this will be an online evening in several parts, open to anyone, available from anywhere. We'll also be sharing our very first zine, Issue 1: Rebirth...

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Sunday 13th June
Join us at at the Bush Theatre (Shepherd's Bush) for our very first workshop of our 12-month series, Word by Word Presents. Led by award-winning contemporary vocalist, lyricist and composer Lauren Kinsella, this workshop will explore the relationship between music and words. 

The workshop will consist of a mixture of talking about where she finds inspiration, showing examples of her own work through performance and audio, as well as guided writing exercises with the group.

Sunday 11th July

In the second workshop of the Word by Word Presents series, Diyora will guide participants through various writing exercises exploring how to tap into our emotions and how best to write about them.


Why is it important to write about yourself? How do sensory experiences reflect our inner emotions? Is there a way to add colour to language to express ourselves? Separated into several parts, the workshop will explore these questions and many more.

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Sunday 15th August

Join us for a stimulating writing workshop that explores how to write, read and think about science fiction as activism.


With a focus on worldbuilding we will take sci-fi as a point of departure and consider the politics and potentials of centring protagonists, storylines and realities that remain both oppressed and marginalised by Western patriarchal societies...

Sunday 12th September
In the fourth workshop of the series, Belinda Zhawi held a space for us to reflect with poetry, reconnect with our surroundings and listen a little deeper. 

This past year has forced many of us into spaces of listening to ourselves and those around us more than before. There are numerous ways to listen when we engage with our surroundings and poems. We create a space for listening when we read and hear poems; they have the ability to hold us still in a moment and really consider what just happened...

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Sunday 10th October

If history is a cycle, how can we use the past to build convincing futures? 

Fiction has the power to manipulate linear time. In 1949, George Orwell predicted the hyper surveillance of our modern world. Star Trek predicted the ubiquitous nature of video calling. In this workshop, we will tap into these writers clairvoyant abilities and use history to predict the future...