The University Camarade III
10th 2018 – 7.30pm
– Free Entrance
Venue 2 : Rich Mix Arts Centre (35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
The University Camarade is an initiative that asks writing students from different Universities across the UK to collaborate on short new works of poetry or text, for performance. It is an opportunity for young writers to expand their practise, knowledge and networks, and the project takes a stand against purported factionalism in higher education. The innovative collaborative methodology also allows students to include experimentation early in their writing careers, and perform to a large audience.
YVONNE LITSCHEL & BRONTE PLEASANTS
JAMIE TOY & EDWIN STEVENS
SILJE REE & HANNAH SUMMERS
EMILY MOYCE & JAI BROUGH
AMJAD HAJYASSIN & LUCY CASH
JENNAH FLETCHER & JOE SHAW
SVETLANA ONYE & HEATHER O’DONNELL
TOM YOUNG & MICHAEL SUTTON
VILDE TORSET & ABBY KNOWLES
KIERAN WYATT & DAVID YEOMANS
The Uni Camarade III is supported by Kingston University, Edge Hill University, Glasgow University and York St John. It is curated by SJ Fowler as a Writers’ Centre Kingston project.
Poem Brut at Rich Mix II: January Saturday 13th – 7pm onwards
Rich Mix Gallery : Free Entry (free wine too) www.poembrut.com/gallery
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA (downstairs from the Indigo Cafe)
Featuring brand new literary performances from Paul Hawkins, Imogen Reid, Christian Patracchini, Patrick Cosgrove, Mischa Foster Poole and more. A last chance to see my Hard to Read exhibition before it closes and a first chance to soil my book Aletta Ocean’s Alphabet Empire, published by Hesterglock Press.
Poem Brut at National Poetry Library : Wednesday June 6th 2018
with Maja Jantar, SJ Fowler, Tom Jenks, Saradha Soobrayen (TBC)
Three events across three nights in Norwich and at the Rich Mix and Libreria in London, featuring brand new collaborations in performance from European and British-based writers. Follow the links for more films and more information about the events.
European Poetry Night 2017 in London. May Saturday 6th: Rich Mix
7.30pm – Free Entry. 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
An opportunity to see some of the most exciting contemporary poets from all over Europe, as over 20 poets travel to London to share new collaborative poems, premiered on the night, in pairs, across languages, styles & nations. These are some of the most dynamic literary and avant-garde poets of the 21st century, celebrating the potential of collaboration to generate truly innovative poetry and work firmly against the divisive idea of a reduced closeness of spirit across our continent. Curated by SJ Fowler. More here.
The second English PEN Modern Literature Festival, curated by SJ Fowler’s Enemies Project, saw 30 contemporary UK-based writers present new works in tribute to writers at risk around the world at Rich Mix, London, on April 1st 2017. This film is of Hannah Silva, performing her piece for Narges Mohammadi. The rest of the films, more about the event and details of the important work of PEN can be found here.
The 2nd English PEN Modern Literature Festival : 30 writers, poets, novelists, playwrights and artists come together to continue English PEN’s relationship with innovative contemporary literature over one extraordinary day. The writers will present brand new poetry, text, reportage & performance, each celebrating and evidencing the struggle of a fellow writer from around the world, currently supported by the English PEN writers-at-risk programme. More here.