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Dry Season Creative Writing Workshop: Reconnecting With the Body

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In a world that glorifies youth and perfection, our bodies can be politicised, sexualised and medicalised.

Date & time

Date:1 March 2023

Time:6pm to 8pm

Event Details

Address:Canada Water Theatre
21 Surrey Quays Road
Canada Water

Post code:SE16 7AR




Bodies are often a site of conflict and discontent. This creative writing and poetry workshop focuses on nurturing positivity and reconnection, focusing on the body and bodily experiences.

The in-person workshop is suitable for adults of any gender and experience level, from beginner to poetry lover. It is also inspired by the play Dry Season.

Dry Season was written in response to Kat’s diagnosis and early experience of premature menopause at the age of 39, following 18 months of undiagnosed symptoms including chronic insomnia, depression, and paranoid anxiety.

Through internet forums, surveys and interviewing menopausal women, Kat discovered that their initial feelings of shame, isolation and ignorance were shared by countless others. Despite being an experience shared by half of humanity, due to systemic ageism and misogyny, menopause is widely seen as something embarrassing and shameful. If it’s mentioned publicly at all, then it’s often the punchline of misogynistic jokes.

Dry Season was created in an attempt to counter this. Kat uses their autobiographical journey to explore societal expectations of age and gender, and to create space for open discussion and wider representation of menopause. Dry Season aims to generate knowledge and empathy between people of different ages, genders, and experiences.



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