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NEW EVENT: Dahlia Books showcase @ Curve on the Square

Dahlia Books showcase @ Curve on the Square, 28th August, 3pm Farhana Shaikh, from Dahlia Books, is hosting a showcase of some of the Midland’s finest female writers as part of the summer events in Orton Square, outside Curve Theatre. Featuring: Cynthia Rodríguez Juárez, reading material from her book Meanwhile (Burning Eye Books, 2020)Emma Lee, …

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cover of Good Night Out Vancouver's zine, made collage style, with a Black and White picture of a brown skinhead with a mohawk

Published on… Good Night Out Vancouver zine

Good Night Out Vancouver just released a zine about nightlife and safety from the perspective of Black, Indigenous and other People of Colour. It’s a wonderful collection of anecdotes and images, poetry, essays, thoughts, ideas. It’s available on print and digital, sliding scale prices. One of my poems, “Ottoman”, was published on this zine.

lineup from Green Hustle, including Gobs poetry

Nottingham Green Hustle and a poetry video

Writing this right after my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Feeling exhilirated and joyful at the moment. Still aware the storm isn’t gone yet and I need to wait some time for the defenses to get properly strong, but feeling really happy and getting ready to do more things at my own pace, honouring …

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Gobs spoken word poetry showcase and Notts TV logos.

TONIGHT: Gobs Collective Showcase on Notts TV

On the 27th of March, we had our Gobs poetry showcase, packed full of outstanding poetry films and performances. If you are more into watching television, then you are in for a treat today. Notts TV (Freeview channel 7, Virgin channel 159), the local Nottingham channel, will be screening the whole event tonight, 9pm BST. Do …

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Leics LGBT Centre Youth poetry contest winners

(featured image: Unsplash) The lovely folks from Leicester LGBT Centre invited me to judge their latest poetry contest for members of their social youth groups First Out (13-15 yrs), T Party (13-18 yrs trans kids) and Jump (16-18). The topic was Pride, Progress & Change, inspired by work by Dean Atta and Musa Okwonga as …

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Performative allyship won’t lead to black liberation

(featured image source: Nappy.co) Note: as a non-black person of colour, it’s not up to me to decide what will and won’t lead to black liberation. It is not up to me to call myself an ally either, since calling yourself an ally is a performative sign. The final decision lies on the people. This …

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