In partnership with SA’ADAH http://www.sa-adah.org/
The Art of Creative Writing with Baraka Blue
Learn how to express yourself through writing & poetry
Workshop taught byBaraka Blue (poet & emcee)
Saturday 6th December / 11:00 – 2:00pm / Tickets £12
@RumisCave 26 Willesden Lane, London NW6 7ST
Advanced Booking Only via http://www.cavewriting2014.eventbrite.co.uk
To go beyond the secular self which is a misused concept but to connectto creativity as a means to Allah & part of the spiritual journey.
Baraka Blue will share his experiences of expressive writing and his inspirations in learning the art of creating in his spoken word genre.
About Baraka Blue:
Baraka Blue is a highly acclaimed rapper and poet hailing from Seattle, Washington. He has performed all over North America as well as the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He is highly decorated within the global artist community for his original synthesis of spoken word poetry with the tradition of mystical poets such as Rumi and Hafiz. His most recent book of poetry is entitled ‘Reedbed Diaspora’. In addition to performances, he has taught classes and led creative writing workshops internationally. His sophomore album, ‘Majunun’s Lost Memoirs’ can be heard in cafes and concert halls all around the globe.
He is a teacher with a Masters Degree in Islamic Studies. His research focuses on Sufi Poetry, traditional Islamic Psychology/Spirituality, and Islam and Muslim communities in the West. He teaches regularly at Taleef Collective and helped formulate their Mu’allif Mentorship program, training community leaders to serve the practical and spiritual needs of their communities. He has regular workshops, retreats, and speaking engagements on topics such as Creative Writing, Writing as Spiritual Practice, Themes in Sufi Poetry, Understanding Rumi, Islam & Hip-Hop, Traditional Islamic Psychology: Ghazali and the Heart, Spiritually Transmitted Diseases, & Building Prophetic Communities.