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
and
GLORIA DAWSON
and
JAZMINE LINKLATER

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!
http://jjhlinklater.blogspot.co.uk/

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.
http://cargocollective.com/gloriadawson

 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.

http://www.wharfchambers.org/membership/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/429581390709734/

Electric Arc Furnace #3, with Nat Raha and Eley Williams

A new poetry reading series, in the centre of Sheffield, between the seven hills. Innovative poetries from the South Yorks hinterlands & further-flung.

Eley Williams is co-editor of fiction at 3:AM magazine with prose in Ambit, Night & Day, Structo and The White Review. Her collection Attrib. and Other Stories (Influx, 2017) was chosen by Ali Smith amongst ‘the best of debut fiction’ for this year’s Cambridge Literary Festival. She has a small book of poetry, ‘Frit’, forthcoming from Sad Press.

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.

Readings take place at La Biblioteka, 70 Pinstone Street, Sheffield. S1 2HP, Sheffield City Centre. BYOB. Doors 7pm. £4 waged / £3 unwaged / pay what you can. Proceeds to poets. All very welcome.

Lullabies and Curses

Lullabies and Curses: Common Rest Launch Party

The Peckham Pelican
92 Peckham Road, SE15 5PY London, United Kingdom
Thursday, December 1 at 7 PM – 11 PM

Come and be sung SONGS OF THE DARK

Please join us for the launch of ‘Common Rest’, a collaborative album of sound works and lullabies with an accompanying book of poems by Holly Pester.

Doors at 7
Performances from 7:30

READINGS, PERFORMANCES, SONGS and SPELLS by

Nat Raha
Verity Spott
Holly Pester

Linda Stupart
Vera Rodriguez
Mrylyn Tan
Jenny Moore

The project includes contributions by Emma Bennett, Vahni Capildeo, Jenny Moore, Nat Raha, Vera Rodriguez, Verity Spott and Claire Tolan. You can read more about the release on our website here: http://testcentre.org.uk/product/common-rest/

Vlak and Richard Makin launches

DATE: Sunday, 24 May
TIME: 19:00–22:00
VENUE: Power Lunches
ADDRESS: 446 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E8 4AE

An evening of readings/performances hosted by VLAK magazine to mark the launch of VLAK 5, featuring Lou Rowan, Stewart Home, Jim Ruland, Ulli Freer, Becky Cremin, Sean Bonney, Will Rowe, Louis Armand, David Vichnar, Nat Raha, Tim Atkins, Jeff Hilson and more.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Launch of Richard Makin’s new novel, MOURNING (published by Equus Press, 2015).