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WATERLOO PRESS & LIT UP: POETRY BOOK LAUNCH BY DES MANNAY & KEV INN

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Waterloo Press presents the launch of LIT UP: two innovative poets' collections, the second of nine new titles. Open Mic - one poem each.

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Waterloo Press brings radical and marginalised voices to the fore, mirroring the aesthetic value of their work. We are proud to announce that LIT UP, our new Arts Council England funded mentoring and publishing programme for emerging poets of colour, is now nearing completion with nine titles scheduled to appear in 2019-2020. Waterloo Press breaks down the borders between contemporary schools of poetry, to forge a new poetics based on respect for craft, innovation, and the music of real communication.

LIT UP Mentoring & Publishing Programme - https://waterloopress.co.uk/lit-up/

LIT UP is Waterloo Press’s new mentoring and publication scheme for emerging poets of colour. Initiated in recognition of the need to improve the diversity of our list, and that of the UK poetry publishing world in general, LIT UP aims to shine a spotlight on talented poets, and hopefully encourage other poets from diverse backgrounds to submit their work to Waterloo Press in future. Work produced by the scheme will include new volumes of poetry, podcasts, videos and live events.

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£3 ticket, payable at the door, and discountable against the cost of a book.

Des Mannay won prizes/been shortlisted in 6 competitions and published in 16 anthologies. Supported 'Attila the Stockbroker' on part of his 'Arguments Yard' tour. Published by Waterloo Press. Performed at 'Unity' Festival, 'Maindee' Festival, 'Hub' Festival, 'Stoke Newington Literature Festival', KAYA Festival of World Music & Arts, Merthyr Rising, The Seed Festival, Green Gathering and Walls:Muriau - Welsh mental health arts festival. Published in 'I Am Not A Silent Poet' online journal, 'The Angry Manifesto', 'Proletarian Poetry', 'Yellow Chair Review', 'Indiana Voice Journal', 'Stand Up And Spit', 'Red Poets', 'The Scum Gentry' 'The Round Up', 'Poetry24', 'Winning Writers' and 'International Times' facebook - "The stuff wot I wrote' Des Mannay - hooligan Poet" twitter - @hooliganpoet

Kev Inn is a poet, teacher and social historian. As a poet, he has performed at a number of open mic nights in London, and was selected to take part in Waterloo Press’ publishing and mentoring scheme, LIT UP. As a teacher, he has taught sociology at three different inner-city London colleges, and as a researcher, he has completed a PhD project, and worked at the University of Birmingham. Kev Inn has had work published in the ‘Race and Class’ journal, and contributed a chapter to the book, ‘Black British History: New Perspectives,’ published by Zed in 2019. His pamphlet ‘Adventures in Racial Capitalism,’ is his first poetry collection.

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