In 2013, Kelsey Rideout took Humber’s Poetry Workshop with Olive Senior. She says the workshop “was one of the most informative and influential experiences I’ve ever had… it shaped so much of this past year’s development.”
And the past year has been a big one for Kelsey - just a few months after completing the workshop, she was selected as one of only 25 Studio Y Fellows. The program, based in the MaRS Discovery District, supports young visionaries across the province who are committed to innovation.
Kelsey committed herself to writing and performance over the 8-month study period and decided to study with d’bi young.anitafrika, an award-winning Jamaican dubpoet who has created a new school called the Watah School.
Kelsey has just released a video poetry performance – you can watch it on YouTube.
Kelsey is currently developing and publishing a collection of poetry and creating a series of public performance pieces – we’re looking forward to hearing more from this interesting young artist!
You can read more about Kelsey on her website laurakelseyrideout.com