Screen Shot 2017-06-14 at 18.44.05

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 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.


Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe

Monday 1st April 2019 at 7pm

Fresh off the Page:
Exciting New Writing by Exiled Writers
With Music too

Screen Shot 2019-03-15 at 17.29.47

image: Reza

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

Alireza AbizHamid Ismailov with John Farndon
Fawzi Karim with Anthony Howell
Shabibi Shah NalaEdin Suljic

Alireza Abiz’s book Censorship of Literature in Post-Revolutionary Iran: Politics and Culture since 1979 is forthcoming in 2019 by Bloomsbury. Dr Abiz is an Iranian poet, literary critic and translator. He has published six collections of poetry in Persian and has translated some leading English language poets into Persian.

Hamid Ismailov’s latest book is The Devil’s Dance the first of his Uzbek novels published in the UK and the first major Uzbek work to be translated directly into English. Hamid fled authoritarian Uzbekistan for the UK in 1992, and works for the BBC World Service. He is known for novels, such as The Dead Lake that were originally written in Russian.

Fawzi Karim’s latest poetry collection is Incomprehensible Lesson published by Carcanet (Jan 2019). Fawzi is a well-known Iraqi poet, writer and painter. He has published over twenty-three books of poetry and sixteen of prose.

Shabibi Shah Nala’s novel is Innocent Deception. From Afghanistan, she is also the author of the powerful memoir Where Do I Belong?

Edin Suljic’s poetry collection is Personal Things and the Rest published by Hafan Books, 2018. Born in the former Yugoslavia he has been an active member of EWI since its formation. Part of Bards without Borders poets’ collective Edin is developing a new project on patriotism in modern Britain.

Music: Pete Evans and Mark Braby

Open Mic/Discussion
Host: Amir Darwish
£5 entry/£3 EWI 2019 members and asylum seekers

Go to the Exiled Lit Cafe archive

Exiled Lit Cafe Archive

2007