Malika Booker is an international writer whose work is steeped in anthropological research methodology and rooted in storytelling. Her writing spans poetry, theatre, monologue, installation, and education. Clients and organisations she has worked with include Arts Council England, BBC, British Council, Wellcome Trust, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Arvon, and Hampton Court Palace. Malika delivers local and international workshops and education programmes for clients and organisations from British Council, through to Westminster University and Hampton Court Palace. She also co-founded Malika’s Poetry Kitchen in 2001 to create a nourishing and encouraging community of writers dedicated to the development of their writing craft. Now a firmly established writers collective based in London it offers bi-weekly writers surgeries and has supported writers including Inua Ellams, Warsan Shire and Aoife Mannix with guest tutors including Kwame Dawes, Fred D’Aguiar and Bernardine Evaristo. The organisation has inspired Malika’s Poetry Kitchen models worldwide from Chicago to Delhi.