LGBT Youth Scotland

Workshop schedule: April 2017 – August 2017 (5 months)

Writer: Nat Raha

Nat Raha is a poet and trans / queer activist, living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her poetry includes ‘[of sirens / body & faultlines]’ (Veer Books, 2015), countersonnets(Contraband Books, 2013), ‘mute exterior intimate’ (Oystercatcher Books, 2013) and Octet (Veer Books, 2010). She’s performed and published her work internationally. She is undertaking a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing at the University of Sussex.

LGBT Youth Scotland’s mission is to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and the wider LGBT community so that they are embraced as full members of the Scottish family at home, school and in every community.

Workshop schedule: April 2017 – August 2017 (5 months)

Group size: max. 16

Key objectives:

  • Creating a safe space for young trans, genderqueer, genderfluid and non-binary people to express themselves creatively
  • Increasing participants’ confidence and confidence in their writing
  • Creating a platform to share young trans, genderqueer, genderfluid and non-binary people’s stories with a wider audience
  • Engaging young trans, genderqueer, genderfluid and non-binary people who might not otherwise be interested in coming to and participating in a youth group

Closing event: August 2017

Latest news and writing from Eli Clare to visit our LGBT Youth writing group #ManyVoices

Eli Clare to visit our LGBT Youth writing group #ManyVoices

It is our pleasure to announce that our international guest writer for LGBT Youth Scotland’s Many Voices group is Eli Clare, a disabled queer and trans writer-activist based in the United States. Eli will join the group, led by poet Nat Raha, for their final showcase event on 9th September in Edinburgh.

August 24, 2017