Born::Free #6 poetry & spoken word chill
An evening experiment/ poetry chill session curated & hosted by Belinda Zhawi & Chima Nsoedo.
Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a poet, playwright & performer, a graphic artist & designer. He’s a complete works poet alumni, a playwright-in-resident at Soho Theatre, resident at the Southbank Centre’s poetry library, & graphic designer at White Space creative agency. He facilitates workshops in creative writing where he explores re-occurring themes in his work – identity, displacement & destiny – in accessible, enjoyable ways for participants of all ages and backgrounds. his first two books of poetry ‘Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales’ & ‘Candy Coated Unicorn and Converse’ are available from Flipped Eye, & several plays including black t-shirt collection & knight watch are available from oberon.
Chimene Suleyman is a writer from London. She’s worked with the Royal Opera House to create & curate her own text installation, has represented the uk at the international biennale in rome, & is a member of point blank poetry collective. Chimene runs poetry & creative writing workshops for both adults and children, as well as spoken-word night ‘Kid, I Wrote Back’.
Raheela Suleman – a London based poet whose work offers up an international perspective. Her poetry has been described as both tender and visceral.
Sunayana Bhargava – a 20 year old British Indian based in London. Her poetry frequently explores communication, home, family and the intangible nature of growth.
Victoria-Anne Bulley is a 23 year-old British-Ghanaian poet who writes about dreams, cultural origins, and a desire to feel whole. she thinks too much and doesn’t drink nearly enough water.
Shoshana Anderson is a poet originally from NYC, currently living in England. She can be found regularly performing at poetry events in and around London.
Michael Elcock is a spoken word poet, performer and facilitator from East London, & currently one third of the celebrated poetry trio ‘Rhythm of Men’. His work is capable of both impact and insight, and is unafraid in its efforts to engage with the themes of family, self-navigation and conflict.
We open up the floor so bring your tales, poems & lost stories ~ come tell us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘open mic’ as subject.
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Mar . 27 . 2015