Maxine Sibihwana

Poet and Writer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

I am a writer and performance poet with experience in publishing, editing and facilitating poetry workshops. I completed a BSc in Sociology at LSE, am currently undertaking the Mst in creative writing at Cambridge, and I work at HarperCollins publishers as part of the BAME Traineeship. Outside of this, I am a contributing writer to Lacuna literary magazine and was part of the Roundhouse poetry collective of 2018/19, where we performed our poetry nationally across multiple literary and arts festivals

Skills

  • Writing
  • Blog Contributing
  • Writing Poetry
  • Performance Poetry
  • Blog Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Admin Support
  • Microsoft Office
  • Public Speaking

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Roundhouse

    Roundhouse

    • Events
  • LSE SU

    LSE SU

    • Non Creative Industries
  • HarperCollins Publishers

    HarperCollins Publishers

    • Publishing
  • P

    Peacock Theatre

    Work history

    Currently

    Publishing Trainee

    HarperCollins Publishers

    Oct 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • I work as a publishing assistant as part of the BAME Traineeship in publishing under HarperCollins Publishers. It is a 12 month long programme which features rotations across the business, covering editorial, sales & rights, PR & Marketing and Comms. My first rotation was as an editorial assistant in William Collins & 4th Estate. The current rotation is in the central digital team.

    Currently

    Commercial Events Assistant

    Peacock Theatre

    Sep 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2019

    Performance Poet - Roundhouse Poetry Collective

    Roundhouse

    Oct 2018 - Jul 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I have been selected as one of the 15 poets on the Roundhouse Poetry collective for this year. The Roundhouse Poetry Collective is a group of emerging poets in the country under the tutorage of current outstanding poets and writers in the field. The group meets weekly to create, collaborate and develop their skills as writers. The end goal is to work towards developing performance skills as well as creating a body of work ready for publishing.

    2017

    Exhibition Assistant

    1-54 Art Fair

    Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
    • Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, UK
    • Freelance
    • I assisted in the running of the biggest contemporary African art fair in London, working the VIP reception desk and assisting customers around the various galleries.

    2018

    Publicity Officer

    LSE SU Nigerian Society

    Sep 2017 - Mar 2018
    • 1 Sheffield St, London WC2A 2AP, UK
    • Full Time
    • The LSE Nigerian Society is a student led organisation with the purpose of filling the gap of public academic lectures given by people of African, particularly Nigerian, descent with the aim of educating and facilitating debate. As Publicity Officer, I ran public relations between the committee and the society members, the social media accounts of the society and the society blog, AKADA, for which I created content as well as curated content to be featured on the blog.

    2016

    Advice Assistant

    LSE SU

    May 2016 - Jul 2016
    • Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, 1 Sheffield St, London WC2A 2AP, UK
    • Full Time
    • The Advice Centre offers free advice to students on housing, examination appeals, student visas as well as various hardship funds. My role included disseminating information about the services to students, helping to run events hosted by the advice centre, updating the database of the student cases and updating the social media accounts for the advice centre.

    Education

    Currently

    Mst in Creative Writing

    University of Cambridge

    Sep 2019
    • Cambridge, United Kingdom

    2018

    Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
    • London, United Kingdom