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Stillness in Words Workshop

November 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


A workshop series on poetry and mindfulness

We live in a world full of distractions. In today’s fast-paced digital world, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to be mindful. Writing poetry can be a powerful mindfulness activity because it allows you to explore yourself, your thoughts and feelings and your surroundings. Writing poetry can also help steer you away from self-focused thoughts and open your mind to new ways of seeing things.

From August to November 2023, Oxford Poetry Library will be running the Stillness in Words poetry and mindfulness workshop series on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1.30 to 3.00 p.m. London Time or 6 p.m. Indian Standard Time.

The workshop will be facilitated by Prarthana Banikya, one of the volunteers at Oxford Poetry Library. Prarthana is a poet and editor with over 12 years of experience in the learning design industry. She has a graduate’s degree in Sociology and a certificate in poetry from the London School of Journalism. Her writings, photographs and initiatives have appeared in Scroll, Homegrown, Mid-Day, Architectural Digest, Asia Writes, Feminism India, Namnai and Stories of the Nature of Cities, among others. She is the recipient of the 2018 Orange Flower Award for poetry and the founder and editor of The Little Journal of Northeast India.

The workshop sessions will help you explore the relationship between writing and mindfulness through practical writing prompts and guided learning activities. The workshop will focus more on poetry as a medium of expression and less on poetic form.

The sessions are free and suitable for anyone over the age of 16. While each session will cover different themes and activities, you could enrol for all four sessions or any that work well for you. No previous experience of writing poetry is needed.

Let us know you are coming by registering for free here

Please email us at oxfordpoetrylibrary@gmail.com if you have any questions about the workshop.


November 19
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm