Black and white photo of a South Asian woman with a scarf over the bottom half of her face, looking at the camera. Background: photo of brown grass stalks. Text: SBWN at Push the Boat Out. Poetics of Place: Writing Workshop with Raman Mundair. 6 November, 10am-12pm. For Black writers and writers of colour.

SBWN at Push the Boat Out: Poetics of Place – 6th November 2022

Join us at the Push the Boat Out poetry festival on 6th November, 10am-12pm for this ecopoetics workshop!

We’ll be at the Summerhall Gallery, Edinburgh with workshop leader Raman Mundair

This in-person event is for Black writers and writers of colour. Tickets are £20/£15 with concessions. (We have travel bursaries available; find out more about this below.) You can book here through the Push the Boat Out website.

Please note this is an in-person event only. (However, the majority of our other programming is hybrid or online – find out more about our other events here.)

About the workshop

Every fire in the house a-burning!
An invitation to connect authentically with and embody ecopoetics. To take a moment to reflect on the locate the points of connection with our relationship with our environment and ecology in our shared context of climate crisis.
This will be a practical and discursive workshop where you will be invited to use poetry and prose-poetry to locate and write BIPOC hope and resistance in the midst of climate emergency.

Book your ticket here

Covid precautions

  • We require everyone to take a lateral flow test within 24 hours of the event starting. (We can reimburse the cost of your test. Please see the Access section below.)
  • We may ask everyone to wear masks if requested by a participant


Before participating in this event, please note the following:

  • BSL translators on request (must be requested by 22 October)
  • Travel bursaries within Scotland (up to £30)
  • Childcare/carer bursaries (up to £30 per day)
  • Covid lateral flow test cost reimbursed (up to £5)

Please email your access requirements including bursaries to

On this occasion, Push The Boat Out are administering the bursaries.

Questions? Email

About Raman

Black and white photo of a South Asian woman with a scarf over the bottom half of her face, looking at the camera.

Raman Mundair FRSL is a queer, working class, disabled woman of colour. As well as writing for the screen, she is the award winning author of two collections of poetry – ‘Lovers, Liars, Conjurers and Thieves’, ‘A Choreographer’s Cartography’ and a play – ‘The Algebra of Freedom’. She is the editor of a collection of essays on whiteness and people of colour in the Shetland Islands -‘Incoming: Some Shetland Voices. Her short film ‘TROWIE BUCKIE’ was shortlisted for the BFI/Scottish Screen Sharp Shorts 2020. 

Raman was the recipient of an All3media award for her scriptwriting and her feature, A Girl Called Elvis has been awarded a First Features award and her short Tongue is shortlisted for Sharp Shorts 2022. She was dramaturg and mentor for Scottish Youth Theatre on the Stories 2020 project, was longlisted for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Award and is a winner of the Robert Louis Stevenson Award and a Leverhulme Fellowship. She is currently under development commission to the BBC and Synchronicity Films. She is the IASH Playwrighting Fellow for Traverse Theatre.

Twitter: @MundairRaman  

Instagram: @ramanmundair +  @rmundair


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