The Canalworks Project with Mixing Roots

What a wonderful weekend of poetry on the canal! On Saturday, young writers from the Mixing Roots project joined Warda Yassin for an exciting poetry workshop on a canal boat in Swinton. Warda is currently collecting inspiration for a poem she’s writing to be displayed along the canal later this year. A selection of work from the Canalworks workshops will feature in a Poetry Society blog by Warda. Vicky Morris from Hive also came along to support and legendary Rotherham skipper Mariam Shah.

On Sunday we were back in Sheffield at Victoria Quays for more canal poetry with the general public and Hive young writers. We’re blown away by the poems from the weekend and can’t wait to hear and read Warda’s poem later this year!

If you’re a young person of colour, or from a diverse background, interested in writing, check out the Mixing Roots Project.

The Canalworks project is a partnership between The Poetry Society & The Canal and River Trust.