Kadija Sesay and Friends: A post - National Poetry Day Celebration!!
Kadija Sesay and Friends: In Celebration of National Poetry Day with Kadija Sesay and her poetry friends with their debut collections and brand new work!
This year, our event takes place with the launch of Maya Chowdhry’s poetry chapbook Fossil published by Peepal Tree Press.
A poet and Transmedia artist, Maya’s writing is infused with and influenced by her work for radio, film, theatre and web. Her previous poetry collection is The Seamstress and the Global Garment. She is also published in many anthologies, including Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe) and Red (Peepal Tree Press), as well as magazines such as Ambit. Maya has won many accolades for her work including the Cardiff International Poetry Competition and the BBC Young Playwrights Festival. Maya’s digital work includes DestinyNation, a poetic tapestry for the web, and Tales from the Towpath at Manchester Literature Festival, a collaborative immersive story experience, that was shortlisted for the 2014 New Media Writing Prize. Maya’s recent digital poetic work Ripple, a triptych of freestanding oversized artist books that use augmented reality, organic objects and poetic text to explore climate change, was shortlisted for the 2015 Dot Award. She regularly performs her poetry at festivals and events such as ‘Poetic Places’ at The British Library and Stirred Poetry. She is currently Associate Artist - writer with Aberdeen Music Hall, working for Lets Go as a Digital Artist and making interactive theatre.
Award winning poet Nii Parkes reads from his poetry collections The Makings of You and ballast: a remix (2009), a collection of poetry shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award and new work
Plus other poets to be announced
MC - Kadija Sesay.
You are invited to chill, share poetry, music, books, food and drink with others who live and love poetry.