Telling London Stories: A Centre for Narrative Research, UEL, Workshop and School Seminar

‘Telling London Stories’: Poetry Workshop

Wednesday 9th March 2016, 10.30am – 1pm, EB.1.04.

10am: Drinks, welcome

This Poetry Workshop is for anyone interested in poetry: Deanna welcomes everyone! Poetry is an important, pleasurable, and perhaps under-used way of exploring issues we address in Social Sciences, and in our own lives.

Numbers are limited – please email to book your place.

Followed by:

2. Telling London Stories: A seminar on Dialogue and Performance in the City


Wednesday 9th March, 2-4pm, Room EB1.105

A Roundtable with:

Deanna Rodger, poet, educator and activist


Cigdem Esin, Jennifer Achan, and Angie Voela, UEL Social Sciences: ‘A Diasporic Trialogue: Mothers, Losses and Selves’

 Toby Butler, UEL Arts and Digital Industries: ‘Oral history and place’

Sian Jones, UEL Health and Bioscience: ‘Mapping Redbridge’.

Tessa McWatt and Sam Dodd, UEL Arts and Digital Industries: ‘CityLife Stories’


3.30pm: Performance by Deanna Rodger.

4.00pm: Refreshments, discussions


Deanna Rodger, a former UK Poetry Slam Champion and actor, and one of ELLE magazine’s ’30 inspirational women under 30′. Nominated as a Rising Star for Hospital Club’s 100 awards, Deanna is an international workshop facilitator, and has written and performed commissions for BBC (Women Who Spit; Words First; Freespeech), Guardian News, and National Youth Theatre (2012 Olympic Team Welcome Ceremonies; Buckingham Palace; Speakers House). She co-curates one of London’s leading spoken word events: Chill Pill and is a member of Keats House Poetry Collective. Deanna is currently writing and producing her ‘spoken word meets quantum physics’ show ‘Matter’ which has been supported by; Roundhouse Camden; Albany Deptford; Lyric Hammersmith; New Writing South and Arts Council England.


For the symposium and performance, please reserve a place here:




The UEL Social Sciences School Seminar Series

UEL School of Social Sciences takes pride in the fact that it maintains high standards for teaching and for research. The Seminar Series is designed to serve as a forum for academic staff and intellectually curious students to learn about current research in fields related to the School and to engage in life-affirming dialogue about ideas. Equally important, it aims to enrich a sense of intellectual and social belonging. Members of our academic community and outside guests are urged to contribute to these important aims by participating in invited lectures both related to their specialisation, as well as less familiar topics which will help them continue to develop as well-rounded intellectuals. Informal discussion over light refreshment will follow the lectures.


Published by corinnesquire

Corinne Squire is Professor of Social Sciences and Co-Director, Centre for Narrative Research, at University of East London

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