Change the Word

Share Stories, Share Food, Share Spaces

A storytelling and poetry collective open to all, Change the Word is taking place in Coventry in partnership with Coventry City of Culture this spring, and in London in the autumn.

GET INVOLVED in coventry

Join us, discover, write and meet friendly new faces. With inspirational writing and performance workshops, sharing food, performances in Refugee Week in June and a publication, we want to see the city through fresh eyes and tell its stories in a way they’ve never been told before.

Through Change the Word, we hope people from across the local community will come together. The programme encourages participation from refugees and migrants, as well as being open to people from other backgrounds. Speakers of all languages welcome, conversational English required.


Change the Word is a writing and performance collective open to all with an interest in storytelling.

Members of the collective - refugees, migrants and people from the local area - will come together to share food, share ideas and share stories. Guided by inspirational writers, they’ll take part in workshops and visits to cultural events, libraries and community centres. Each Change the Word will culminate in a performance - anywhere from a tucked-away bookshop, a public square or someone’s sitting room - and the publication of an anthology.

Through Change the Word, we want to change the world.