October 3, 2012

Due to popular demand, Laila Sumpton, current poet in residence at the
Keats-Shelley House and British Council, will be giving two additional
special public workshops on creative writing at the Keats-Shelley
House on Friday 26 October, from 15.30 to 16.30, and from 17.00 to

The price of the 1 hour session is €5 and numbers are limited so
please call on 06 678 4235 to find out more information and to reserve
your place, or email us at

The workshop will be in English, and is open to adults with an
intermediate level of fluency and beyond.

Laila`s own poetry uses imagery and lyricism to tell stories about
identity and human rights. She studied English literature at the
University of St Andrews and is studying Human Rights at the
University of London. She has worked with various NGOs using poetry
and the arts to campaign  for human rights and bring people together.

She is a member of the Keats House Poetry Forum, who perform at events
in Keats House and Laila organises workshops at the annual Keats House
Festival in London, as well as at festivals across the UK. She is
putting together her first pamphlet and has been documenting the
memories of war survivors in Bosnia. She has run poetry workshops for
young people at museums including the London Transport Museum and her
work is currently part of the "At Home with the World " exhibition at
the Geffrye Museum in London.

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