Tue, 20 Oct|
Love Arts Words
Spoken word and poetry from a diverse mix of writers and poets in Leeds.
Time & Location
20 Oct 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
About the event
Poets and spoken word artists in Leeds share their work on the theme of mental health and well-being. An amazing line-up of writers from all backgrounds. We'll have short slots in the first half, then longer "headline" slots in the second.
This free event will make you think, laugh and maybe shed a tear. Words to connect, to uplift, to challenge, to drive us into action - and most of all, words to make us feel we're not alone.
We'll be hearing from the following poets in 15 miute slots (click on their name for more information):
Rachel Bower is the author of Moon Milk (Valley Press, 2017) and Epistolarity and World Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Rachel won The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2019/20 and the W&A Short Story Competition 2020. Rachel teaches Creative Writing at the University of Leeds, and is currently editing an anthology with Simon Armitage (Faber & Faber, forthcoming).
Sharena is a very passionate poet who writes poetry about her own personal life, current environmental issues, social stigmas, homelessness, poverty and discrimination. She speaks openly about her past and the struggles she had to endure. She found her voice and encourages others to find theirs through poetry and self-expression. Sharena's work will be published by the Verve poetry press this November 2020. She has been nominated for the British Indian awards, Media arts and culture and has recently being associated with The Verve Poetry Press, Chelping, Red Bull amaphiko, Balbir Dance, Kala Sangam, Bradford Festival, Bradford Literature Festival and many more organisations.
Rheima Robinson is a Spoken Word Artist & presenter. She is also the founder and Creative Director of The Sunday Practise (TSP), a creative hub and open mic event based in Leeds. TSP has toured UK poets across Florida (USA), Europe and the open mic event has hosted prominent national and international artist. As a poet and speaker, Rheima has performed nationally and internationally. Her work has been heard across different media outlets including BBC iplayer, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Humberside, and BBC1xtra.
And we're allso featuring, in shorter slots:
This event is on Zoom - and you'll recieve the link at the email you use to reserve your ticket. Tickets are limited, please don't share the link online.