A New Richmond writer-in-residence will offer poetry workshops

Poet and spoken word educator Lindi Nolte will lead a series of workshops from September 24 to November 30.

An award-winning poet will bring a series of performances, writing circles, workshops and mentorship opportunities to Richmond residents starting September 24.

Lindi Nolte, 2022 Richmond Writer-in-Residence, will kick off the residency with a special free performance during Richmond Culture Days on September 24 at the Richmond Cultural Centre. The performance will be followed by a meeting with public reading.

Nolte is a South African-Canadian spoken word poet, TEDx speaker and educator. She has been involved in Vancouver’s poetry slam scene since 2014 and was crowned Vancouver Grand Slam champion in 2018. She runs spoken word poetry workshops and teaches high school English in Vancouver. Nolte published his first collection of poetry, Barefoot and amazedin 2017 with the publishing house Naledi.

Details on workshops and programming throughout the residency can be found on the the city website and they include:

  • Oral creation workshop for teenagers (12-18 years old)
  • Spoken Word Workshops: Express your mess! (16+ years old)
  • Nature Poetry Workshops (16+ years old)
  • Writing circles (16+ and 55+)
  • Mentoring and consultation (all ages)

Nolte’s residency will take place from September 24 to November 30. Richmond residents will be able to attend his special performance at the Richmond Cultural Center at 11 a.m. on September 24 for free, without pre-registration.