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:

You do not need to book for this event.  Simply click on the link which will appear on this page.  The event will go live 30 minutes before start time.

Books, including selected signed copies or signed book plates are available through our Festival Bookseller Blackwell’s.   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

All 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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