Lindi Nolte is a South African-Canadian spoken word poet, writer, Tedx speaker, and educator. Lindi has actively been involved in the poetry slam scene in Vancouver since 2014. In 2018, she placed first in a spoken word poetry competition and was crowned Vancouver’s Grand Slam Champion. She has a bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and a bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of British Columbia.
Lindi was born in Rustenburg in September, 1988. She was raised in an Afrikaans household and still speaks her mother tongue at home and with friends. In 1998, at the age of 9, Lindi immigrated with her three older siblings and parents to Canada. She graduated high school in 2007 and returned to South Africa to study at the University of Pretoria, following in the footsteps of her mother, father, brother, and sister, who are all TUKS alumni. After graduating in 2010, she moved back to Canada to pursue her passion for the performing arts. She currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Lindi is currently working on a one woman spoken word poetry show that she is scheduled to perform at this year’s Fringe Festival, an international performing arts festival, in Vancouver. Lindi is also collaborating with a digital animator and a cellist to bring a new element of creativity to her work. Currently, Lindi is in the midst of self-publishing her debut poetry book and she hopes to return to South Africa in the near future to tour and perform.
Lindi is an active member of the performing arts community in Vancouver and has performed on stages across B.C. and Washington. Her poetry explores universal human experiences and gives a raw and intimate account of her own life. Lindi strives to make poetry accessible for any and all listeners, regardless of their relationship with poetry. She teaches creative writing and poetry as a means to help people connect through authentic self-expression by allowing them to bravely share their voices.
She loves hiking through thick forests, swimming in the ocean, photography, and travelling.