Writer in Residence Programme – A New Vocabulary: Past. Present. Future.

Friday, January 7, 2022
12.30pm -1.30pm Fridays & 10 am - 12pm Saturdays
Fridays - via ZOOM
Saturdays - via ZOOM
The Department of Culture in partnership with the Bermuda National Gallery is pleased to offer a Writer in Residence Programme - A New Vocabulary: Past. Present. Future. Poetry for the Bermuda Biennial 2022


Fridays 7, 14, 21 & 28 January – 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm via ZOOM

Saturdays 8, 15, 22 & 29 January – 10 am to 12 pm via ZOOM

To register please visit 

For more information contact Folklife Officer, Catherine Hay, at

Limited spaces available 

Registrations accepted on a rolling basis.

In celebration of the 15th Bermuda Biennial, the Bermuda National Gallery (“BNG”) is welcoming poetry submissions for the very first time. The Department of Culture is partnering with the BNG to hold a series of workshops for writers –whether fresh to poetry or accomplished poets– to create new works for the Biennial.

We call writers to celebrate the new year by helping to give voice to Bermuda’s stories: put to paper our past and conjure our future.

Unlike the Department’s previous Writer-in-Residence programmes, each workshop will be a stand-alone experience – focusing on a range of topics from generating new work to refining already written pieces. Writers are invited to participate in all the workshops or select workshops based on their interests or needs.

Workshops will be led by Bermudian authors Dr. Chris Astwood, Dr. Paul Maddern, Andra Simons, Alan C. Smith, and Yesha Townsend.