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Exiled Lit Cafe

Hear some fantastic exiled writers and musicians and there is an Open Mic session too.

First Monday of the month throughout the year at 7.30 pm

Poetry Cafe
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Nearest tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square

£5 or £3 Exiled Writers Ink members and asylum seekers.

Agit Lit Night – Monday 5th March 2018 at 7.30 pm

Uncensored Women’s Words
An evening focusing on the diverse oppressions against women and their resistance to them.

Painting: Zave Akram. By kind permission of Artiquea

An evening of prose, poetry, music and action

Hanna Ali is a writer, a poet, a Teaching Fellow and a PhD candidate in SOAS, University of London where she specialises in Afro-Arab identity. She is a former Radio Presenter who was recently listed as number 4 in Buzz Feed’s “21 Black British Muslims You Should Know About”. Her new collection of short stories speaks of all the complexities of Somaliness, blackness, womanhood, family and so much more.

Maria Bravo Calderara is a Chilean writer in exile. In the last three years she has become an important poet in her own country and some of her poems are on permanent display at the National Stadium. Her first poetry book in London, Prayer in the National Stadium (1992) won a GLC prize. In 1993 she published a book about Pablo Neruda’s poetry in Chile. Her short stories have recently been included in various anthologies published in Chile and in Spain while her poems have appeared in anthologies and periodicals published in the United Kingdom and continental Europe.

Mona Dash Originally from India, she writes poetry and fiction and her work has been published and anthologised widely. Her short stories have been shortlisted in Momaya Press Anthology 2015 and The Asian Writer 2016. Her first novel is ‘Untamed Heart’ (Tara India Research Press, 2016). She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from London Metropolitan University. With a background in Engineering and Management, she works full time in Technology.
Anba Jawi is a poet who writes in Arabic and English and publishes in an Iraqi daily newspaper Alaalem that circulates in Baghdad. Anba was one of the pioneering women geologists in Iraq. She holds a PhD from University College London and worked in the refugee sector for more than twenty years.

Consuelo Rivera is a teacher, sociologist, feminist lesbian scholar and narrative memoirist. An MA and PhD in Sociology/Women’s Studies, she has published articles in English and two books of poetry in Spanish (La Liberacion de la Eva Desgarrada and Arena en la Garganta). Currently doing an MA in Publishing at the University of Derby, she is co-author and editor of two anthologies in the series Wonder-Makers: Navigator of the Thames with the Hispano-American Women Writers on Memory group.

Open Mic – Audience response

Host: Jennifer Langer

Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX
(Nearest tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square)

£5 entry/£3 EWI 2018 members and asylum seekers.
If payment is a problem for asylum seekers, no problem: contact n confidence

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