How To Make Your Poetry Powerful

  • Online
  • March 14
  • 18:30 - 19:30
  • 10.00
Event Website

Discover how to amp up your creativity whether you’re a new or more experienced poet. From motivation to inspiration, hear from one of the UK’s most respected poets as well as new writers on their first wave of success.

Hosted by Inua Ellams
Inua’s work has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Tate Modern, Louis Vuitton, Film 4, BBC Radio & Television and more. He is a member of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts. He won the Medal for Poetry at the 2020 Hay Festival. In 2023, he was honoured with an MBE for Services To The Arts, and an Honorary Doctorate from University Of The Arts, London.


Freya Bantiff
Freya is a former winner of the Bridport Prize poetry competition with Working Debenhams’ Late Shift, Ilkley Literature Festival’s poet in residence 2023 and placed third in the National Poetry Competition.

Fathima Zahra
Fathima came first in the Bridport Prize poetry competition with Things I wish I could trade my headscarf for. She has been a Barbican Young Poet and is a Roundhouse Poetry Collective alum. Her debut collection Datepalm Ghazals is published by Burning Eye Books.

Run by international creative writing competition The Bridport Prize.