Poetry and Prose – Selina Nwulu, Keisha Thompson and Irenosen Okojie  

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Thu, 22 October 6:00pm

Listen to powerful poetry and prose performed by three incredible women writers.  Selina Nwulu is an extensively published writer and former Young Poet Laureate for London. She is a known speaker on education, climate and social justice and the role of art as a tool of activism.   

Keisha Thompson is a Manchester based writer, performance artist and producer, currently touring award-winning solo show Man on the Moon. She has supported artists including Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish and Amiri Baraka.

Acclaimed Nigerian-British author Irenosen Okojie writes ‘weird experimental fiction’ (her words). Her debut novel Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask Award and she has just been awarded the 2020 AKO Caine prize for African writing for her short story ‘Grace Jones’.

Read a statement from guest curator Désirée Reynolds here:

Books, including selected signed copies or signed book plates are available through our Festival Bookseller Blackwell’s with free postage.   Please e-mail sheffield@blackwell.co.uk or phone 0114 278 7211 or visit the shop at Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, S3 7RA

A selection of unsigned books, some discounted, can be ordered here: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/collection/OffTheShelf2020_FestivalOfWords/-186695
Books featured during the festival can also be ordered through the website blackwells.co.uk

Black Women Write Now Strand curated by Désirée Reynolds

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