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Events

International Poet Laureate Showcase

Tue 11th June 2019, 19:00 - 20:15pm, The British Library

'A rare opportunity to see some of the finest emerging writers from both sides of the Atlantic

We bring together an amazing array of talented, creative and community-minded writers from Chicago and London curated by Chicago Spoken Word Educator, Malika’s Kitchen founding member and Golden Shovel Anthology co-editor, Peter Kahn. 

Featured poets include, from the United States, the National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, Patricia Frazier, the Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago, Kara Jackson and former Scholastic Arts Midwest Youth Poet Laureate and current Northwestern University MFA/MA candidate, Natalie Richardson. 

They are joined by former Young People’s Poet Laureates of London, Caleb Femi and Aisling Fahey, and Rachel Long, Young People’s Poet Laureate of London finalist and founder of Octavia Poetry Collective for Women of Colour.  

Presented by special guests Sarah Howe and Jacob Sam-La Rose, the poets read from their work in a rare opportunity to see some of the finest emerging writers from both sides of the Atlantic.

In partnership with The Royal of Society of Literature, Young Chicago Authors and Spread the Word.

For tickets/more info: 
https://www.bl.uk/events/international-poet-laureate-showcase

Rachel Curates... Writing from Art, Poems inspired by Faith Ringgold at The Serpentine Galleries

To celebrate Faith Ringgold's first ever European exhibition and arrival of three very special American poets in London (Kara JacksonPatricia Frazier and Natalie Richardson as part of the London-Chicago Young Laureate Exchange), I've curated a special Writing from Art workshop at The Serpentine Galleries on Thursday 13th June, 3-5pm.


The workshop will include a visit to the galleries, specifically to view the Ringgold Exhibition. 

Open to: All with an interest in exploring the possibilities of writing poems from visual art. No prior experience of writing from art necessary or knowledge of Ringgold's work but do check her out, she is an incredible woman-artist-activist: https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/faith-ringgold  

Cost: By donation (suggested: £5-£15). 
If you are unable to donate there are a number of free places, you're still welcome, just get in touch.

Location: The Education Space, Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA

Spaces are limited. Booking essential. 

To enquire/book please email: rachelnalong0@gmail.com