Born::Free presents Veranda #12 – Spring Weekender Edition
The Spring Weekender instalment brings together some of London’s most versatile poets from all corners of the city:
Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet, writer and filmmaker. Winner of a 2018 Eric Gregory Award for promising British poets under 30, she has held residencies in the USA, Brazil, and the V&A Museum in London. Her debut pamphlet is Girl B, and she is the director of MOTHER TONGUES, a poetry, translation and film project exploring the indigenous language heritages of black and brown poets. Victoria is a doctoral candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London, the recipient of a 2019 Technē scholarship for practice-based research in Creative Writing.
Caleb Femi is former young people’s laureate for London, founder of SXWKS and author of ‘POOR’ which will be published on July 31st, and ready for pre-order.
Olivia Douglass is a writer & artist from South East London. Her work aims to remould the traditional and colonial images surrounding the Black Queer experience & spans across poetry, live literature, live art, filmmaking and theatre. In 2018 she published her debut collection of poetry, ‘Slow Tongue’, an exploration of language, race, sexuality & the relationships between Black Women artists.
They’ll be joined by the Veranda house band, led by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Ricketts.
Curated and hosted by Belinda Zhawi, Malakaï Sargeant & Chima Nsoedo – expect an informal yet insightful evening of live performance and readings packed with laughs and deep hums; many lessons and many blessings.