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Leah Thorn

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Leah Thorn is a Nice Jewish Girl from Gants Hill, who found herself through the Women's Movement of the 60's and 70's. Now a spoken word poet, Leah uses creativity to support women in prison to find their voices. She recently compiled and edited release, an anthology by, and for, women in prison who self harm.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2006

Sunday, 26 February 2006

Celebrating 350 years of Jewish life in England, we embark on an oral history project involving families from across the Jewish community. Spoken word poet Leah Thorn facilitated a workshop in which each family (in inter-generational groups of 2-3) are invited to bring in a photograph from their family album which will elicit a joint poem. This session allows each family member to explore their connection with the past and create a lyrical ‘Living Photograph’.

Leah Thorn is a spoken-word poet and workshop facilitator, known for her passion and compassion.

2004

Sunday, 29 February 2004

Teenage Event for 11-18 year olds

This exciting and unique workshop was a mix of creative writing, self-exploration and performance skills. Through flow-writing and word games, Leah Thorn lead led more than 20 teenagers on a journey to find their own dynamic poetic voice.

Leah Thorn is a spoken-word and published poet, acclaimed for her passion and compassion. Venues for her work include Tate Modern, the BBC and Yad Vashem. Her poetry has featured in magazines and anthologies in Britain and the USA.

 

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.