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Age range

14-25 year olds

Next session

Starts Wednesday 26th of May


OTR Writes is a five-week course offering a space for young people aged 14-25 to creatively explore spoken word and poetry as a form of expression. Our next session will be run by Muneera Pilgrim and special guests, with a poetry showcase open mic event at the end. 

Please note that the OTR Writes sessions will take place online throughout the pandemic and lockdown. You can sign up with the button above. Read more about OTR’s availability here.

There are 5 sessions in total with a maximum of 10 people in the group. You are welcome to come along with a cup of tea and a pad of paper to learn new poetry techniques, and have a general check in.

The final week will be our showcasing week where anyone who would like to, is welcome to share their writing and poetry to an invited audience. This will be worked out with the group, once the sessions have started.

Muneera Pilgrim

Muneera Pilgrim is a Bristol born writer, poet and producer who also manages Project Zazi, our project working with Black and Minority Ethnic young people on tackling issues of inequality, discrimination, oppression, culture and identity. 


If you have any questions just send an email over to who will be happy to answer them. 

"I had a bit of writer’s block for a few months. So I think it was nice to just go in there and scribble some things down, it was just a lot of fun to write without any expectations. It introduced me to a few techniques like free writing and using pictures to write about"
"Everyone was really friendly and there was no pressure to share anything. There was no pressure to write and it was really chilled"

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