Octavia Poetry at Serpentine Galleries

Ideas Through Art: Poetry from the Personal Octavia Poetry Collective will lead a workshop for educators exploring poetry as a method to understand and develop personal identities. ‘Leading out of current discourse around migration, movement and identity, the workshop will create a space to explore how we individually and collectively see and understand the world….

Action Aid #fearless women Poetry Workshop @ Harris Girl’s Academy

Writing a group poem inspired by Warsan Shire’s The House with a class of brilliant Year 9’s from Harris Girl’s Academy on behalf on Spread the Word for Action Aid’s #fearless women campaign. Read more about the camaign here: https://www.actionaid.org.uk/campaign/campaign-for-womens-rights/fearless

Why Not Strive?

Why Not Strive? An Inclusive club night for young people made by Southbank Centre Youth Ambassadors happening tomorrow night (Friday 23 October), Festival Village, Southbank Centre, 7-9pm. I’ll be performing alongside RaymondAntrobus and Heart ‘N’ Soul DJ’s. Really wishing I’d had the good sense to have gone to a club night this cool, of poetry, music…

The Poetry Takeaway

I was in The Poetry Takeaway van last Sunday @ Brunel University’s Lit Fest. I’m back inside what is fast becoming my favourite place tonight @Discovery Centre, Stratford.

Anthology of Motherhood -The Emma Press

  The Emma Press Anthology of Motherhood is a beautiful collection of poems about motherhood. Thirty-two poets from around the world consider motherhood from a variety of perspectives, writing sensitively as and about children and mothers, expectant mothers, and women contemplating motherhood. The collection as a whole celebrates mothers as well as (or, possibly, by) acknowledging the strain…