born::free fridays #5
an early evening experiment/ poetry chill session curated & hosted by belinda zhawi & chima nsoedo
we were all the way rammed last month – it was magic!
we’re back again with another supa relaxed session of readings & storytelling from your hosts + three featured poets:
jasmine anne cooray :: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AKD1Czwie4
jasmine ann cooray’s a poet, facilitator & therapist from LDN, of british & sri lankan heritage. spurred by a silent adolescence, she now designs & implements a variety of projects that cultivate confidence, written skill & emotional literacy thru poetry. jasmine’s known for vivid imagery, a grapple with the gristly bits of humanity, & storytelling thru personal experience. her first pamphlet, everything we don’t say, awaits reprint this year. she’s currently working on a cross arts show exploring grief through spoken word & movement. she’s just been awarded the first ever bbc performing arts fellowship granted to a poet.
jasmineanncooray.wordpress.com/ ~ @jasminecooray
antosh wojcik :: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_zXjfBPfTk&safe=active
antosh wojcik’s a poet, writer & performer. he was joint winner of the roundhouse poetry slam 2013 & is a member of the poetry collectives, kid glove & burn after reading. he writes for the flashnificents blog. he’s a resident artist at the roundhouse & was part of poejazzi’s cross-art collaboration, Howl 2.0. he’s performed poetry around the UK at festivals such as glastonbury, bestival, in the woods & at leading events such as TEDx EastEnd, outspoken + various apples & snakes gigs. he was a poet-coach shadow as part of Spoke’s inter-school slam project, WORDCUP 2014, & leads poetry & writing workshops in schools. he writes to see and learn about people.
antoshwojciksyllablesyndrome.wordpress.com/ ~ @antoshwojcik
kayo chingonyi :: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ5y4Xgsywk
kayo chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987, moving to the UK in 1993. his poems have been published in a range of magazines, anthologies & in a debut pamphlet entitled some bright elegance (salt publishing, 2012). in 2013 he was awarded a writing residency at cove park (scotland) as well as the geoffrey dearmer prize from the poetry society. he’s a fellow of the complete works programme for advanced black & asian poets & has been invited to give readings & performances around the world.
http://kchingonyi.wordpress.com/ ~ @kayo chingonyi
open mic :::we open up the floor so bring tales, poems & lost stories ~ come tell us:::
~email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘open mic’ as subject
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Feb . 27 . 2015