Find your poetic voice! Sign up for our first poetry workshop with Saili Katebe

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Our new series of poetry masterclasses has so far produced two sold-out events. The second one, with guest tutor Caroline Bird, takes place at the end of this month and sold out within 13 hours.

These masterclasses are tailored at poets who are slightly further on their artistic journeys and are designed to hone skills and introduce new approaches. We’ll continue to recruit leading and established guest tutors to deliver these sessions.

However, it was always part of our plan to offer poetry workshops as well. These workshops will be tailored to poets who are slightly earlier in their artistic journeys and who are still learning approaches and finding their voices.

It’s always been central to the ethos of Write Out Loud to nurture and encourage poets at all stages of their journeys – from first-time open mic performers to prize-winners. And so, on Wednesday 5 May, our first poetry workshop will take place with guest tutor Saili Katebe.

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite and are priced at £9 (Discount), £12 (Standard), and £15 (Solidarity). The workshop is limited to 20 participants. You can also find the event on Facebook.


embedded image from entry 114147 Saili Katebe is a Zambian-born writer and performer based in south-west England.

Often writing under the pen name The Blissful Nomad, he uses poetry and theatre to exercise his curiosity and perfect the art of recklessness, challenging his language and its hidden music.

He co-hosts Bristol’s leading spoken word night Raise The Bar, is a BBC Poetry Slam runner-up, and a Milk Poetry Superslam winner.

In 2019, he was poet-in-residence for the SS Great Britain. In 2020 he released the poem-film Inheritance, which included a commissioned piece with movement practitioner Deepraj Singh as well as a specially commissioned poem.


The event will take place over Zoom – so you need a free Zoom account and a reliable internet connection to be able to take part.

You’ll also need something to write on – whether that’s pen and paper or a separate digital device. If you have any questions or concerns before booking a ticket, please contact our Development Manager Matt Abbott on and he’ll happily assist.

If you do decide to register for this workshop, we hope that you enjoy it, and we can’t wait to bring you more in the series as 2021 hurtles on!




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