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Lit Live 2k17 at DIY Space for London

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Time 19:30
Date 16/03/17
Price Free
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  • Get ready to discover new writers you'll love
  • Bring along your love of literature and spoken word
  • See you at DIY Space for London

An evening of poetry and prose curated by Goldsmiths, University of London Writers’ Centre.

About the readers:

VICTORIA ADUKWEI is a British-born Ghanaian poet and writer. Her work has been shortlisted for the Brunel University International African Poetry Prize, featured on BBC Radio 4, and commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts. She is one of ten poets on The Complete Works 3, and her debut pamphlet, Girl B, edited by Kwame Dawes, is forthcoming (2017) through the African Poetry Book Fund. She facilitates creative workshops, and is interested in producing community-centric projects that stretch literature across genres, art forms, and cultures.

A K BLAKEMORE lives and works in London. Her debut full-length collection, Humbert Summer, was released in 2015. Her work has been published in magazines and journals including Poetry Review, Poetry London, Test Centre, Clinic and Ambit. She is currently working on her second collection.

KATE DUCKNEY studied at UEA for both her BA (English Literature with Creative Writing) and her MA (Poetry). She has been published in Ambit, New Writing, Ink Sweat and Tears and Chinatown Journal. Her first collection of poetry, Ada in the Shells, is available from Knives Forks and Spoons Press. She lives and works in London.

SELINA NWULU is an activist and a writer, who has written for The Guardian, and worked in a number of social policy roles for not for profit organisations including the UN. She has toured with her poetry both nationally and internationally, most notably at Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe and StAnza Poetry Festival. Her debut collection, The Secrets I Let Slip, was published by Burning Eye Books in 2015 and selected as first choice by the Poetry Book Society. She has recently finished her tenure as Young Poet Laureate for London 2016.

NICK MAKOHA is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow. Winner of the 2016 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for his manuscript Resurrection and 2015 Brunel International African Poetry prize. His poems appear in The Poetry Review, Rialto, The Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri. Find him at ...

KAJAL ODEDRA is a prose writer from the Midlands and is currently living in London. She writes fiction and is working on her first novel about an Indian immigrant family living in nineties Britain.

ALEXANDER TOWNEND is a writer and musician living in South East London. He is a graduate of the Goldsmiths Creative Writing MA and his poetry has been featured in Ambit, Lighthouse, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Interpreters House and Corda. He is currently working towards his first collection.

ROISIN BATTY is a third year undergraduate from Norwich studying BA English Literature with Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. Her poetry has been described as 'engaging with bright visuals... while treading the fine line between language that might obscure or reveal.' Roisin has recently released her debut zine;Three Times My Lucky Number in collaboration with the Goldsmiths Zine Society.

ANNIE DOBSON studies English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. She has been published in Flight Journal, Litro Online and is forthcoming in Ambit. She is also a member of the young writers programme the
Writing Squad.

KATHERINE LOVAGE is a third year undergraduate English and Creative Writing student at Goldsmiths. She lives in Crofton Park and enjoys television and dental hygiene.