The Poetry of Rituals (Online)

About the course

In this workshop, we will explore the comfort and magic of everyday rituals, and how we can harness their power to create startling and transformative poetry. We will identify the small moments of wonder and everyday acts that keep us moving through the world, examining them with a curious and reflective eye. Drawing inspiration from poets such as Bhanu Kapil, Romalyn Ante and Nina Mingya Powles, we will use creative exercises to experiment with new ways of channelling the rituals we perform

Who is it for?

This workshop is for all underrepresented writers – creatives who face barriers to opportunities due to mental health issues, physical health/disability, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, neurodivergence, substance misuse, survivors, working-class backgrounds, and those from the LGBTQIA+ community, Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage or other global majority backgrounds.

About the tutor

Natalie Linh Bolderston is a Vietnamese-Chinese-British poet. In 2020, she received an Eric Gregory Award and co-won the Rebecca Swift Women Poets’ Prize. Her poem ‘Middle Name with Diacritics’ came third in the 2019 National Poetry Competition and was shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. She is an alumna of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective, the London Library Emerging Writers Programme and the VanThanh Productions Development Programme. Her pamphlet, The Protection of Ghosts, was published by V. Press in 2019. She is now working on her first full-length collection.


Thursday 30 March & 6 April, online via Zoom.


6.30 – 8 pm


£20/£10 concessions (5 spaces available at our concessionary rate)

In order to make our resources stretch further, we are requesting nominal fees for some workshops. The more people who book at full price, the more we’ll be able to offer. Lower price tickets are available for those on benefits, unemployed/underemployed or on low wages. We do not ask for proof that you qualify. We also have current/upcoming workshops at lower booking fees—please subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date.

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