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THREE FEATURED WRITERS – Kandace Siobhan Walker, Richard Skinner and Daljit Nagra – will dazzle us with their own work as well as poems they LOVE by poets they LOVE who’ve been OVERLOOKED and/or UNDERAPPRECIATED by the CANON as we know it.

Join us at The Social to celebrate the happening and the happened! Ring in the new and drink to the old! Discover new poets, discover new poems! Raise a toast to those we love the most!

There will be LIVE MUSIC from Rosie Alena. There will be TWO SHORT OPEN MIC SLOTS – sign up on the door on the night.

Kandace Siobhan Walker is a writer and artist. She won the Guardian 4th Estate Short Story Prize in 2019, and received an Eric Gregory Award and won The White Review Poet’s Prize in 2021. She is the author of two books of poetry, Kaleido (Bad Betty Press, 2022) and her Forward Prize-shortlisted debut collection Cowboy (Cheerio, 2023).

Richard Skinner has published seven books of poetry. His most recent collections are Dream into Play (Poetry Salzburg, 2022), Cut Up (Vanguard Editions, 2023) & White Noise Machine (Salt, 2023). Richard is Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy. He also runs a small press, VanguardEditions, was the co-editor of Magma 80 and is the current editor of 14 magazine.

Daljit Nagra was born into a working class, Sikh family in London. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London, Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, on the Council of the Society of Authors, Advisor to Poetry By Heart, and presents the weekly Poetry Extra on Radio 4 Extra. Nagra’s collections have won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem and Best First Book, the South Bank Show Decibel Award and the Cholmondeley Award. He lives with his family in Harrow.

Rosie Alena is a singer-songwriter from London. Rosie played her first gig when she was just 14 at the 12 Bar Club in Soho and has been enchanting audiences with her eclectic compositions and goosebump-inducing vocal capabilities ever since, including at this year’s Glastonbury and East London Block Party festivals. Her debut mini-album Pixelated Images was released in 2022.



September 11, 2023 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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