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Bi+ Poetry with Elspeth Wilson

January 18 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

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Join poet Elspeth Wilson for an evening workshop focusing on bi plus poetry and the Lavender Menace archive (bi plus as a term encompasses bisexuality and other sexualities where a person has emotional, sexual or romantic attraction to more than one gender).

In the workshop, we will discuss themes of in-betweenness, community and identity. We will read some poems together and do gentle writing exercises using Lavender Menace’s archive as inspiration. There will be no pressure to share but there will be time to chat with other attendees and have a look around the archive.

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Elspeth Wilson
Elspeth Wilson is a writer and poet who is interested in exploring the limitations and possibilities of the body through writing, as well as writing about joy and happiness from a marginalised perspective. Her debut poetry pamphlet, Too Hot to Sleep, was published by Bent Key Publishing in April 2023. Her creative work on embodiment and accessibility has been supported by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and the Royal Society of Literature. You can find her on Instagram at elspethwrites.

Who is this event for?
This event for members of the queer community and has a particular focus on bi plus poetry and writers. The workshop is suitable for people with all levels of writing experience – no prior knowledge or experience is necessary or expected!

Booking information
Tickets are free. Booking in advance is essential. Places are limited so, if you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else.

Venue & Accessibility
This is a free workshop. There will be printed copies of poems we are looking at available at the workshop. There will also be a ten minute break in the middle of the workshop.

The event is located at the archive in St Margaret’s House/ Edinburgh Palette. Information on how to get to us on public transport and by car is here, along with access information: How to find us


January 18
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Lavender Menace Queer Books Archive
Edinburgh Palette Room G25c 151 London Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 6AE United Kingdom
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