Masterclass | Writing at the cradle of civilisation

Within the frame of the World Poetry Slam Organization, our Belgian colleague Philip Meeersman will be imparting this masterclass in Nairobi (Kenia) from February 18 -25 (2023)

Philip Meersman

Philip Meersman performs worldwide and teaches experimental, visual and performance poetry workshops.

Being a multilingual poet, he pushes the boundaries of written and spoken poetry based on the news, socio-political or environmental topics.

He curates the Brussels Planetarium Poetry Fest ( and coordinates the European and Worldwide slam competitions.

He coordinates the itinerant organization of the inclusive European & World Championships Poetry Slam.

He is the artistic coordinator Creative Europe project “Urban Time Machines” which combines slam poetry with the technology of planetarium dome projections and creating a live-virtual performance portal.

About the workshop/ masterclass

This is a mixed local and international poets workshop where the interaction of cooking together is part of the whole workshop experience.

At the end of this workshop/masterclass you will have improved your writing techniques, you will be able to use writing prompts to kickstart your writing processes, you will be aware of the impact different writing tools and resources have on the way you write, you will be able to write site specific poetry and will have explored performance techniques and audience interaction strategies to be used on stage.

You may find further & detailed info here.