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NTU Welcomes Writer in Residence

1 February 2019

Bridie Squires, Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies alumna, has been appointed as Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Writer in Residence.

LeftLion editor at large and ex-Mouthy Poet Bridie Squires will commence the sixth-month, part-time residency in February, based across all of NTU’s campuses.

A key component of the University’s Curated & Created cultural programme, Bridie will spend her time working with the University’s students and staff – engaging them in a wide range of creative activities and no doubt reflecting them in her own work.

Barbara Matthews, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture) commented: “We are excited to welcome Bridie as our Writer in Residence.  Her passion for helping people to develop skills, gain confidence and create high quality work will be an inspiration to us all.  Her enthusiasm for working with a wide variety of people, including those who have not engaged with poetry before, will bring much to our community. She is playful and imaginative and I am quite sure that students will both enjoy and benefit from her support and encouragement.”

The residency will culminate in a commission for NTU’s graduation celebrations this summer.

Bridie told us: “Utilising skills developed within Nottingham’s wider literary community, I can’t wait to deliver a vibrant programme, reflecting NTU’s status as a literary bastion of the city.”

Bridie studied Creative and Digital Media at Confetti and was previously a member of the Mouthy Poets Collective. She is an active host and board member of Poetry is Dead Good, a long-running spoken word night in Nottingham. Bridie was previously Editor of LeftLion Magazine, Nottingham’s largest arts and culture publication, and will continue to work as part of their team throughout the residency.

Image credit: Chris Faceiro

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