Poetry + literature and open mic


Let’s come together for an afternoon of literature and poetry. You will have an opportunity to listen to different voices of literature ranging from short story to poetry and why not bring your own poems to read at an open mic.

The guests:

Jeremiah Tayler: Taking inspiration from a plethora of influences, ranging from classics to contemporary culture, Jeremiah Taylor attempts to plumb the depths of the sum of his experience, disseminating the profoundly personal in metred measure and free verse across prose and poetry, illustrating through myth and abstract concepts, the correspondences that unite us.

Rachel Knightley’s short story, ‘Before I Walked Away’, appears in Uncertainties III (Swan River Press), recommended in the Washington Post. Another short story, ‘Duty of Care’ was published last December in the Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special. Her stories have previously won the ‘Promis’ Prize for Children’s Fiction and first place in Writers’ Forum’s fiction competition. Her plays have been performed by the National Trust, HENs Theatre Company, Endpaper Theatre and the Questors Youth Theatre. Her next play, ‘Real’, will be performed at the Questors Theatre on 15 July. She is completing her PhD novel in 2019. Rachel runs Green Ink Writers’ Gym for writers of all genres and levels of experience. Say hello or find out more at www.rachelknightley.comand www.greeninkwritersgym.com

Amir Darwish is a poet and writer. He has two poetry collections( Dear Refugee, Don’t Forget the Couscous) and an autobiography ( From Aleppo Without Love), he also writes a short story. He published his work in the Uk, USA, Pakistan, India, Finland, Turkey, Canada, Singapore and Mexico. Currently, he is doing an MA in creative writing at Goldsmith University, London.

Siddhartha Bose’s books include two poetry collections and a play. He has been featured widely on BBC radio and was dubbed one of the‘ten rising stars of British poetry’ by The Times. His shows have sold out the Brighton Festival, Southbank Centre, Rich Mix and Edinburgh International Book Festival, among others. He has performed internationally and was a Leverhulme Fellow in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London (2011-13). Further details at www.kalagora.com

Where? North Acton Pavilion Noel Rd, London, W3 0JF

When? Saturday 2Arpil, 13:00-15:00pm

More info/to register Email hikyetna@gmail.com.You can also register via Eventbrite

This event is part of the Together initiative which runs by hikayetna and founded by Near Neighbours.

Refreshments will be served


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