Award-winning poet Lindi Nolte is Richmond’s 2022 Writer-In-Residence
29 August 2022
The City of Richmond welcomes award-winning poet, Lindi Nolte, as the 2022 Writer-in-Residence. Lindi will be offering a series of performances, writing circles, workshops and mentorship opportunities to the Richmond community throughout her residency that runs September 24 to November 30.
The residency will launch with a special performance by Lindi at the opening ceremony for Richmond Culture Days on Saturday, September 24 at 11 a.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. This free event is open to all with no pre-registration required.
The performance will be followed by a meet-and-greet session that includes a public reading and an opportunity to learn about the program offerings available during the residency:
- Spoken Word Workshop for Teens (12-18 years)
- Spoken Word Workshops: Express Your Mess! (16+ years)
- Nature in Poetry Workshops (16+ years)
- Writing Circles (16+ years and 55+ years)
- Mentorship and consultation (all ages)
Lindi Nolte is a South African-Canadian spoken word poet, TEDx speaker and educator, who has been involved in the Vancouver poetry slam scene since 2014. In 2018, she was crowned Vancouver’s Grand Slam Champion. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of British Columbia. She facilitates spoken word poetry workshops and teaches high school English in Vancouver. Her debut collection of poetry, Barefoot & Awestruck, was released in 2017 with Naledi Publishing House.
Richmond’s Writer-in-Residence program is presented by the City of Richmond, Richmond Public Library and Minoru Seniors Society at the Minoru Centre for Active Living.
Details about the program and the workshops being offered are available at www.richmond.ca/WriterInResidence.