Rachel Long is a poet, facilitator and curator. She was awarded a Jerwood/Arvon Mentorship in 2015, and was mentored for one year by Caroline Bird. Her poems have featured in Magma, The Honest Ulsterman and The London Magazine. She is assistant tutor to Jacob Sam La-Rose on the Barbican Young Poets programme, and leads Octavia, a poetry collective for women of colour at Southbank Centre, London. Octavia have featured in The Guardian and on BBC World Service, they've run poetry workshops for The Serpentine Galleries and at Oxford University, and they've performed at Women of the World and The London Literature Festival. Inspired by Octavia, Rachel has curated 'Telling Her Story', an open workshop series for women of colour, hosted and in partnership with Southbank Centre.
- Telling Her Story: Poetry Workshop series for women of colour at Southbank CentreInspired by Octavia and in partnership with Southbank Centre, Telling Her Story workshop series was set up in September 2016. Each month's session is curated to coincide with Southbank Centre's current festival or theme. Participants have the option of booking a single poetry workshop, to give poetry a try within a safe and exclusive space, or they can book the whole six-month term. The second series of Telling Her Story is available to book now: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/121081-telling
- London Laureates respond to Tracey Emin's My Bed, Late at Tate Britain eventIn June 2015, Rachel Long and poet and artist Ella Frears co-curated a Late at Tate event in which poets from the all-female shortlist for Spread the Word's Young Poet Laureate for London 2014 responded to Tracey Emin's My Bed and accompanying works surrounding the installation. Featured: Ella Frears, Rachel Long, Laurie Bolger and Clare Mulley.
- Barbican Young PoetsBarbican Young Poets is a poetry workshop programme for emerging writers aged 14-25, which gives young people the chance to create, craft and perform poetry and spoken word as part of a community of young artists. Led by internationally renowned poet and performer Jacob Sam-La Rose, and assistant tutor, Rachel Long, participants explore diverse aspects of writing and performance, drawing on their passions, personal experience and the sights and sounds of the Barbican’s rich artistic programme t
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MA Creative and Life Writing
- London, United Kingdom
BA American Literature with Creative Writing
- Hull, United Kingdom
Winner of The Poetry School and Soda Pictures Poetry Competition 2016https://poetryschool.com/articles/rachel-long-wins-paterson-poetry-school-competition/