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5808084From Belfast to Brum Poetry Showcase
DateThursday 14th March 2019
DescriptionJoin us for a poetry showcaseevent on the theme of cultural exchange with poets Birmingham poets Spoz Giovanni Esposito and Nafeesa Hamid, and Northern Irish poets Michael Wlson and Sinead Coxhill. Spoz (Giovanni Esposito), has been a freelance poet and performer since 2005. Before that, he just did it for fun.Spoz was Birminghams Poet Laureate in 2006 / 7 and has performed at Glastonbury, Shambala, Cheltenham Lit Fest, Larmer Tree and other festivals, as well as in front of his mom. Spoz has had two poetry collections published. The Day the Earth Grew Hair and Spozs Shorts and the Occasional Long One are for a younger reader. Ten Letters will be released on Verve Poetry Press in the Autumn of 2019.Sinead Coxhill has been writing and performing her poetry for 4 years. She has performed at Waterstones Bookshop in Coleraine for a Women Aloud event. She has also performed open mic as well as festivals in N.Ireland. In October 2018 she performed open mic in a number of cities across England.Her themes include real life, nature and rural topics. She has recently had a selection of her poetry published in a collection of prose and poetry from Portrush writers.Nafeesa Hamid is a British Pakistani poet and playwright based in Birmingham. She has featured at nights around the UK and has been a performer at TedxBrum. She is published in The Things I Would Tell You (...), a 2017 anthology edited by Sabrina Mahfouz. Her debut collection Besharam is available to purchase from Verve Poetry Press. She is founder and co organiser of Twisted Tongues (Derby/ Bham). She was a finalist in the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam 2018.Michael Wilsonhas been writing and performing poetry on the tried and tested themes of sex drugs and rock n' dole. He also writes using science as metaphor and mental health. His first full book (Bedlam's Best and Finest) has been performed at many locations in the UK, including a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe where it gained a 5 star review. He is a winner of the UK All Star Slam at the Cheltenham Lit Fest and finalist in numerous regional and national slams.Michael has been broadcast on the BBC and RTE radio.
Time(s)Mar 14, 6pm-8pm
LocationWaterstones High Street
Price£3, Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.
Telephone No.0121 633 4353
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Waterstones High Street
Address24-26 High Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B4 7SL
Telephone No.0121 633 4353
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