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Caribbean Feminisms, Diasporic Identities

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 5pm- 6.30pm
Caribbean Feminisms, Diasporic Identities
Performance from Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow, Dr Vahni Capildeo
‘Diversities’ talk from Melanie Abrahams from Renaissance One
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Nick Makoha at Writing in Migration

Poetry & Spoken Word
Friday 27 April 2018
Kino 2
Eintritt: € 8,- (reduced € 6,-)

Performing Artists:
Linda Gabriel
Romeo Oriogun
Musa Okwonga
Nick Makoha
Moderation/Host: Maroula Blades

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Who’s Full?

Presented by Free Word with Poet in the City
Date: Thursday 15 Mar 2018
Time: 6.45-8.45pm
Tickets: £7 (early bird) / £10 (standard) / FREE (unwaged*)
Free Word Lecture Theatre & Hall, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA

A jam-packed evening of spoken word performances, sonic sensations and something for the taste buds, exploring the science behind the global food system and what it means to 'eat well'.

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Beyond Words: Seni Seneviratne and Hylda Sims

Date: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Time: Doors open 7.15pm for 7.30pm start
Entry: £5 / £4 concessions
Venue: The Gipsy Hill Tavern, 79 Gipsy Hill, SE19 1QY

Beyond Words invites you to enjoy Seni Seneviratne and Hylda Sims plus poets from the floor.

Seni writes poetry bright with passionate intensity. Hylda Sims writes a dash of political reality with enthusiasm and humour.

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Kei Miller at Cultural Exchanges Festival (De Montfort University)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 PM  7:00 PM
Clephan Building (3.01)
Bonners Lane Leicester LE1
Book online 

“.. when we think about all these borders fidgeting and wriggling and changing. It questions our traditional idea of what poetry is ...”
— Cerys Matthews, Judge of the Forward Prize (2014)

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Vahni Capildeo in York

Vahni Capildeo will be reading in York with Alex Houen in April as part of the Writers at York readings strand.

The event takes place Wednesday 18 April at 6.15pm on the main University of York campus.

We'll publish more details as we have them.

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Leone Ross at RosaCaleta, Berlin

Leone Ross will be appearing at RosaCaleta, Berlin in February and March.

As part of the dinner and entertainment event A Night with Leone Ross, Leone will be reading on 9 March. Local chef Troy will offer a carefully crafted menu around her book, Come Let Us Sing Anyway, alongside some firm RosaCaleta favourites.

Leone will also pre-empt her March appearance with a short reading via live-stream on 25 February for RosaCaleta's Super Soul Sunday, as part of Black History Month.

RosaCaleta offers an inspired Jamaican-European fusion menu.

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Kadija George at Inpress Festival of Publishing

Inpress Festival of Publishing: I Did It My Way
Date: Friday 26th January
Venue: Friends House, Sarah Fell Room – 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ
Time: 10.40 – 11.20     

Panel: More Than a Publisher - bite size presentations from Inpress publishers on other projects they run to support their publishing.


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TS Eliot Prize Preview, with Malika Booker and The Poetry School

Date: 14 Jan 2018
Time: 2-4pm
Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Level 5 Function Room, Green side, Royal Festival Hall
Price: £10 (+ £2.50 booking fee)

Before the TS Eliot Prize Readings, join us for a preview event with poet Malika Booker and get an overview of this year’s shortlisted books.

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Nick Makoha at Verve Poetry Festival 2018

Nick Makoha joins Imtiaz Dharker, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Jacob Sam la Rose and others are all appearing at 2018's Verve Festival in Birmingham. Taking place in February, there's a great line-up and an excellent programme of events. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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