Linda Kaoma is a poet, writer and projects/events manager in the arts. She is a Salzburg Global Seminars Fellow and a CNN-featured project manager with over eight years of experience in project and event management in the arts sector. She recently co-curated an event called “In Light of What We Write” for the Edinburgh International Book Festival in collaboration with the British Council.
She was the project manager for Badilisha Poetry X-change for almost five years, festival manager for Infecting the City in 2016, and programme manager for arts-based humanitarian organisation Clowns Without Borders South Africa in 2017. She has shared her work locally in South Africa, and in Austria, Ghana, Kenya and in the Netherlands. In 2013, she performed in Amsterdam at the Afro Vibes Festival alongside Dutch poet Babs Gons in a poetic production entitled “Becoming Another, Becoming You”.
She’s part of the Life Righting Collective, a collective of writers and facilitators who seek to contribute to the healing of individuals and communities through creative life writing courses and publishing. Her story “Mrs” is included in the collective’s anthology This Is How It Is.
Linda also reviews books on her Youtube channel LindaReads.