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    Out-Spoken: November

    Thu 25 Nov 2021, 7.45pm
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £7 ⁠–⁠ £10
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    Hear poetry from alice hiller, Nick Makoha and Wayne Holloway-Smith, plus music from Kyra and Simeon Hammond Dallas, at Out-Spoken’s final gig of the year.

    alice hiller’s debut, bird of winter, traces her experience of being groomed and then sexually abused as a child, and finding her way towards healing beyond this crime.

    Author of The T-Shirt Book, hiller is variously a freelance journalist, reviewer and curator. As part of her commitment to change through creativity, hiller interviews poets about ‘saying the difficult thing’ for her blog and runs the Voicing Our Silences poetry collective.

    Wayne Holloway-Smith is the author of a pocketbook, Beloved, in case you’ve been wondering; a full-length collection, Alarum; and the pamphlet I Can’t Wait For The Wending.

    He co-edits the online journal Poems in Which and is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Hertfordshire. He was the winner of the 2018 National Poetry Competition for his poem ‘The posh mums are boxing in the square’. His second collection, Love Minus Love, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.


    Nick Makoha is the founder of The Obsidian Foundation and the winner of the 2021 Ivan Juritz Prize and the Poetry London Prize. In 2017, Makoha’s debut collection, Kingdom of Gravity, was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and was one of The Guardian’s best books of the year.

    Nu-soul singer-songwriter Kyra is a gifted vocalist whose EP Xanadu received attention from Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova. Her UK tour was met with rave reviews which led to her being hand-picked to headline BBC Music Introducing’s futuretense series at the Southbank Centre.

    Simeon Hammond Dallas is a singer-songwriter from Camden Town. An overactive mind and a desire to live a life like a travel montage from a romcom provide the inspiration for her music: a bluesy country-soul amalgamation. Her music is soft and vulnerable while packing a punch at the same time.

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    For ages 18+

    Contains references to topics that some may find disturbing.

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    Thu 25 Nov 2021, 7.45pm

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