Writing Your Fire:
A Crash Course in Poetry Ferocity with Shivanee Ramlochan

Join Forward Prize shortlisted poet Shivanee Ramlochan for an evening of developing your poetry with ferocity.

Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet, arts reporter, blogger and part of the team that runs the annual Bocas Lit Fest. Her debut collection Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting is shortlisted for The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection. In this special one-off workshop, you will develop your practice through reading, discussion and feedback on your poetry.

What will you do on the workshop?
Shivanee will give a unique insight as a Caribbean poet who pushes the boundaries of writing, presentation and ferocity in art. There will be some reading of contemporary Caribbean poets including Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Tiphanie Yanique and Dionne Brand. You will have an opportunity to read and develop your poems with feedback from the poet.

Who is it for?
The workshop is suitable for poets of all levels. The key requirement is that you bring 2 poems with you that you’d like to develop during the workshop.

About Spread the Word’s discounted rates
London Writers Network members receive a 10% discount on Spread the Word’s paid programme of activities, and access to two free specially programmed London Writers Network events a year. You can find out more about the London Writers Network scheme here. If you are a London Writers Network member please login to receive your discount.

To see if you are eligible for a concessionary rate, please take a look at our concessions policy.

This event is part of Shivanee Ramlochan’s UK tour produced by Renaissance One.








Shivanee Ramlochan

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Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet, arts reporter and book blogger. She reviews Caribbean literature for the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian’s Sunday Arts Section, and is the Book Reviews Editor for Caribbean Beat Magazine.

Shivanee writes about books for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the Anglophone Caribbean's largest literary festival, as well as Paper Based Bookshop, Trinidad and Tobago's oldest independent Caribbean specialty bookseller.

She is the deputy editor of The Caribbean Review of Books.