literature & poetry

Out-Spoken: June

Part of Out-Spoken

Join poets Ilya Kaminsky, Kei Miller and Sabrina Mahfouz for an evening of great spoken word and music at our monthly showcase.

Out-Spoken, one of London's premier poetry and live music nights, is joining us for a year-long residency, bringing you the best in UK poetry alongside world-class musicians.

Hosted by Joelle Taylor, Out-Spoken features Sam 'Junior' Bromfield spinning the best in reggae, soul and R&B throughout the evening.

Ilya Kaminsky is a Ukrainian-American poet. He has received a Whiting Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was named a finalist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages, and his latest collection Deaf Republic is published in May 2019.

Called ‘[one of] our most interesting playwrights’ by The Guardian, Sabrina Mahfouz published her latest poetry collection, How You Might Know Me, with Out-Spoken Press in 2016. She is the editor of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, named one of the best books of 2017 by The Guardian, and is the recipient of multiple awards including the 2018 King’s Arts and Culture Alumni Award for inspiring change in the industry.

Kei Miller is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer and broadcaster. His books include the novel Augustown and poetry collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, which won the Forward Prize in 2014. He is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Exeter. Kei Miller appears with support from Renaissance One.

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Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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For ages 16+

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