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The Night Alphabet

What the project is:

The Night Alphabet is a project run by the leading spoken word artist and performance coach Joelle Taylor in partnership with Safe Ground. Joelle searched for a new voice to mentor in their writing, and in learning how to lead creative writing workshops.

How it’s happening:

Joelle Taylor has chosen Lady Unchained, a poet, promoter, workshop facilitator, founder and CEO of Unchained Poetry. Lady Unchained has lived experience with the criminal justice system. She will observe Joelle as she facilitates masterclasses, and Joelle will mentor and provide her with constructive criticism to further develop her work. Lady Unchained will attend creative writing mentoring meetings and will be introduced to a network of artists and producers across the UK scene.

What it’s producing:

With Joelle’s mentoring Lady Unchained will be continuing to produce more ground breaking and emotive work as well as performing and leading workshops. She will publish work online, as well as make a short film about one of her own stories.

Find out more about the Night Alphabet here

‘My life ended and began with a prison sentence, those metal doors awoke the faith in me.’ – Lady Unchained

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