Zarf reading in Leeds – Raha, Dawson & Linklater

Zarf magazine presents (the second Zarf reading in Leeds) –

P O E T R Y (and similar)

readings by


Nat Raha is a poet and trans / queer activist, living in Edinburgh,
Scotland. Her poetry includes two collections: countersonnets
(Contraband Books, 2013), and Octet (Veer Books, 2010); and numerous
pamphlets including ‘£/€xtinctions’ (Sociopathetic Distro, 2017), ‘[of
sirens / body & faultlines]’ (Veer Books, 2015), and ‘mute exterior
intimate’ (Oystercatcher Press, 2013). She’s performed and published
her work internationally. She is undertaking a PhD in Creative &
Critical Writing at the University of Sussex. Nat’s essay titled
‘Transfeminine Brokenness, Radical Transfeminism’ is due for
publication in the South Atlantic Quarterly this spring, and she has
recently started working with Scottish PEN on the Many Voices project.

Jazmine Linklater is a poet based up north, currently studying towards
her MA at Salford. Work can be found in Datableed; The Literateur;
Paratext; Zarf. Work is forthcoming in Epizootics!

Gloria Dawson writes poetry, essays, and work for performance, and is
recently published in Zarf, Datableed and The Literateur. Her work has
been shown at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and is anthologised in
Remembering Oluwale (Valley Press, 2016). She lives in and interferes
with Leeds.

 Wharf Chambers (downstairs)
7 for 7.30, finish 9pm

FREE but donations for poet costs are welcome and there will be a
book, pamphlet, zine and whatever else table!

NOTE: Wharf Chambers is a members’ co-operative, You do not need to be
a member or guest of a member to attend this event UNLESS you wish to
buy things the bar. Joining is £1, takes 48hrs to process and is very
much encouraged.


Theatre/Poetry – Lisa Jeschke/Lucy Beynon, Linda Kemp, Gloria Dawson, others


The Brunswick
82 North Street, LS2 7PN Leeds
Friday, October 21 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Not very invested in either theatre or poetry, we are doing these things.

– Gloria Dawson says poems, recent
– Linda Kemp, does the same, or not the same (poetry)
– Lisa Jeschke and Lucy Beynon perform THE TRAGEDY OF THERESA MAY
– Plus OTHERS to be confirmed

No tables will be harmed in the making of this event.

Cost: No cost

Time: 7 for 7.30, we start at 7.30

Access: Please note that the performance room is up a narrowish flight of stairs and therefore of limited access for people with certain mobility needs [This wasn’t the first choice of venue, which is far more accessible in this regard] There will also be amplification and some shouting.