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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.

Monday 7th August 2017 at 7.30pm

Flight Into Uncertainty

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


  In the Pergamon Museum Artist: Gabriella Hargrave

Exiled Writers Ink welcomes you to an evening of Poetry and Prose with

Miriam Frank, Dumi Senda, Shirin Razavian and Mahmood Jamal

Music by Rachelle Goldberg (Violin)

Plus: Questions and Open Mic

Hosted by Esther Lipton


Miriam Frank was born in Spain during the Civil War and spent her early years in Vichy France. Her autobiography is My Innocent Absence(Arcadia Books 2010) and her latest book is An Unfinished Portrait, Journeys Around my Mother (Gibson Square Books 2017).  She has translated literary works from Spanish into English.

Dumi Senda is an Oxford University MSc African Studies graduate, acclaimed performance poet and children’s book author born in Zimbabwe. He has gained an international reputation for peace activism and work to inspire young people.

Shirin Razavian is a Tehran-born British poet whose work has appeared in Poetry London, Index on Censorship, Exiled Ink Magazine, Agenda and Persian Book Review among others. She has published five Farsi and English poetry collections in the UK including Which Shade of Blue.

Mahmood Jamal was born in India and his family later moved to Pakistan. He is a poet who has performed at leading poetry venues in London and around the UK. His published works include : Sugar Coated Pill (Word Power 2006/7) and Silence Inside A Gun’s Mouth (Kala Press London 1984) in addition to Islamic Mystical Poetry, Urdu Poetr

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