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Taking place on Saturday 1 May at 3pm.

Join us for this exciting virtual workshop with award winning Author and Poet Dean Atta, who will be using flags as metaphors to discuss pride in various forms, including sexuality and nationality.

In this workshop you will look at poems by Bashabi Fraser, Danez Smith, Hannah Lavery, John Agard, Keith Jarrett, and Dean will guide you to write your own poem.

  • Suitable for beginners and experienced writers
  • This workshop will take place via Zoom
  • Spaces are limited, first come first served
  • Recommended for ages 14+
  • If you need any access support, please let us know

Bookings for this workshop have now closed. If you have booked on and need any further information, please email

Black Flamingo live event

Just before this workshop with Dean Atta, he will also be hosting an online event, where he is reading and discussing his novel ‘Black Flamingo’.

So if you haven’t got your ticket yet – book here!

This workshop is part of Queer Contact Festival 2021. For the first time this year, we are offering a membership deal for Queer Contact. For just £10 you can get 25% off Deans ‘Black Flamingo’ event and others, plus a range of tickets totally free! To find out more, click here.

More about Dean Atta

Dean was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. He often deals with themes of gender, identity, race and growing up – and has appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, and Channel 4. Learn more about his work here.

Dean regularly performs across the UK, and internationally. He is a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. Dean is based in Glasgow, and is Co-director of the Scottish BAME Writers Network and a patron of LGBT+ History Month.

Watch Dean Atta in action:

  • Price
  • Venue

    Via Zoom

  • Ages
  • Running
    60 minutes
  • Booking info

    You will receive a link to the show via email. Please check your inboxes, including junk/spam email, for this.

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