Worthing Library celebrates LGBT History Month 2016

Worthing Library will be hosting two creative writing workshops, led by Brighton author, Al Brookes, to celebrate LGBT History Month.

LGBT History Month is the product of the registered charity, Schools OUT United, and was created to to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.LGBT-2016-PNG

The free workshops will be held on Tuesday 9 and Tuesday 16  February from 7 – 9pm, with limited places. To reserve your place, contact the Library.

The workshops are suitable for anyone who identifies as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) and who wants to write.

There will also be an opportunity for participants to share what they write at a public reading in the library on Saturday 20 February.

The theme for this year’s LGBT History Month celebrations is ‘Religion, Belief and Philosophy’.

Al Brookes said: “As LGBT people, we know only too well how the beliefs of others – and our own internalised beliefs – can impact our lives. As writers, our beliefs can be a starting point, a springboard to expression. Or they can limit the imagination, stop us in our tracks.

“In the workshops we will explore some ideas around belief, finding ways to take our writing beyond some of the limits, discovering new ways to imagine and express ourselves.”

A freelance writer and counsellor for most of her working life, Al’s first novel, The Gift of Looking Closely, won the Guardian’s Self-Published Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. It is available to borrow from the library. She has recently started her second novel.

For more information about events taking place during LGBT History Month, visit their events page.