Photography Paul Stringer © 2017
Nina Lewis is a poet from Worcestershire. She returned to the world of poetry in 2013 after a 15 year break.
She founded INKSPILL an annual online writing retreat with National and International Guests.
Nina’s poetry is published in a range of anthologies including Paper Swans Press, Fair Acre Press, Three Drops From a Cauldron, Paragram and Shabda Press in magazines including Abridged, Under the Radar and Here Comes Everyone and online in I am Not a Silent Poet, Nutshells & Nuggets, Hobo Camp Review, Fat Damsel Take Ten and Zoomoozophone Review. Her pamphlet was accepted for publication in 2015.
Nina’s poems appeared on the Poetry Trail at Wenlock Poetry Festival and BIG Lit Festival and 21 Haiku were used in an Art Installation at the MAC. She was commissioned to perform at Birmingham Literature Festival in 2014.
Since 2015, Nina has been a Headline poet on the Spoken Word scene. Her debut pamphlet launched at Waterstones – Birmingham, Fragile Houses was published by V. Press in 2016.
This year Nina was accepted onto the Room 204 Writer Development programme run by Writing West Midlands, was appointed as a Reader in Residence for Warwickshire Libraries with WMRN and became Worcestershire Poet Laureate.
Nina works as a Lead Writer for Sparks Young Writers Group, Worcester for Writing West Midlands.
The group is for 9 – 13 year olds and meets monthly at The Hive, Worcester.
https://www.writingwestmidlands.org/young-writers-schools/spark-young-writers-groups/ for more information.
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Nina blogs about the writing life here https://awritersfountain.wordpress.com/
Photo credit Paul Stringer © 2017