Creative Campaigning Workshop

16 April 2013, 14:00 - 17:00

Event Type:
Room 349 (3rd floor)
Venue Details:

Senate House, South Block
Malet Street 
London WC1E 7HU 


Want to use words to move people from apathy to action?

Want to pitch the essence of your project or dissertation?

What to translate your passion for human rights in a job interview?

The Human Rights Consortium and Institute of Commonwealth Studies are running a unique workshop in collaboration with the Keats House Poets collective which will teach and refine creative and persuasive communications skills. Like human rights campaigners, poets use words to engage, persuade and inspire, and this workshop will focus on presentation style, technique and using language vividly and concisely.

In the competitive NGO job market, being able to convey confidence and passion for human rights issues is just as crucial as having the right qualifications and experience. This workshop will give you the chance to really focus on the creative and persuasive communication skills that employers will be looking for.

During their three hour session you will:

- explore human rights issues through poetry exercises that help you use vivid language concisely and creatively;

- explore the use of imagery, and connect human rights issues with tangible life experiences;

- work on performance style and technique to build confidence and presentation techniques ;

- work individually and in groups and to share your work both in its written form and through performance.

Workshop convenors:

The Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, brings together multidisciplinary expertise found in human rights across the School of Advanced Study to provide a national and international collaborative centre for the support, promotion and dissemination of academic and policy work in the field of human rights.

The Keats House Poets are a collective of young poets supported by the Keats House Museum who write and perform poems about human rights issues and engage audiences and workshop participants.

The Human Rights Consortium and the Keats House Poets are collaborating on editing a 2013 Human Rights Anthology published by the University of London  which draws together creative writing, art and human rights articles. Workshop participants are encouraged to submit their work for this publication, which will be launched at the Bloomsbury Festival in October 2013.

Registration fee:

£10.00 (standard) / £5.00 (students)

To register for this workshop, please click here.