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Poetry readings

LONDON SE15: BORN::FREE

Date: Friday 23 February, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: £5
Venue address:
DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside St, London SE15 1TF

Publicity material for this event says:

We're back from our debut int'l editions, a collaborative effort with the British Council, in Jo'burg & Cape Town with another fire lineup!

Features:

Caroline Bird

Caroline Bird has five collections of poetry published by Carcanet. her most recent collection, In These Days of Prohibition, was shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize. a two time winner of the Foyles young poets award, her first collection looking through letterboxes was published in 2002 when she was 15. She won a major Eric Gregory award in 2002 & was shortlisted for the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2001 & the Dylan Thomas prize in 2008 & 2010. she was one of the five official poets at the 2012 London Olympics.

Amy Leon

Amy Leon performs frequently all over New York & has toured numerous times across the UK performing in collaboration with the likes of the BBC, Roundhouse, Amnesty International & more. An alumna of the Nuyorican Slam Team, she fuses music & poetry thru powerfully transparent performances focusing on social inequalities & celebrating love, blackness, & what it means to be woman. She’s the author of two collections of poetry: the water under the bridge & mouth full of concrete & just released her debut album something melancholy available now on all listening platforms!

Jamal Mehmood

Jamal Mehmood’s a writer & poet. Winner of poetry rivals in 2016, he’s had work featured in Media Diversified, Litro magazine & BBC Asian network. His debut poetry collection’s out now thru burning eye books. His essay 'language, life & love' was published in 'from the lines of dissent' by outspoken press'.

door policy ~ £5
open mic ~ bornfreejam@gmail.com

Contact:
bornfreejam@gmail.com

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