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Dead [Women] Poets Society [Not] in London

Dead [Women] Poets Society is on tour... next stop, [Not] London with Bridget Minamore and Nina Mingya Powles!
Dead [Women] Poets Society [Not] in London

Time & Location

20 Jul, 19:30
Zoom

About the Event

We're back, and this time, we're everywhere!

Join us for an evening of resurrecting dead women poets online. This time we'll be hosting two fabulous (living) poets: Bridget Minamore and Nina Mingya Powles. They will be communing with twentieth century US poets Margaret Walker and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Find out more about these writers, and discover Bridget's Golden Shovel and Nina's zine inspired by these poets here.

The main event will be accompanied as ever by our popular Dead  [Women] Poets Society Open-Mic, for which we welcome poets and  performers of all and no genders to the (virtual) stage! Our only rule:  for every poem of your own, you should also read/perform one by a dead  woman or non-binary poet. When you get your ticket, just indicate that  you want to sign up and we will confirm whether you have a spot or not  by Sunday 18 July.

Normally, tickets to our events are £5, but we know online events  aren't quite the same. So we're offering £1 tickets, but the option is  there if you're able and would like to pay £5 - it'd help us keep doing  what we're doing. And if the £1 is really a barrier, select a £1 ticket  and use the code London Concession at checkout for a free ticket. We're also offering our merch as optional add-ons, just as if you were at a stall in the interval leafing through our wares!

This event will be auto-captioned and we'll be doing our best to  share transcripts in advance - but of course let us know if you have any  other access requirements at deadwomenpoets@gmail.com.

More about the poets:

Bridget Minamore is a poet, editor, dramaturg, journalist and essayist from and based in south-east London. She was shortlisted to be London’s first Young Poet Laureate, and in 2017 she became the youngest person, and first woman, to be the lead tutor for the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. She was one of Speaking Volumes' 40 Stars of Black British Literature in 2015, and is a co-founder of Critics of Colour with playwright Sabrina Mahfouz, a collective for UK-based people of colour which aims to making writing about theatre, dance, and/or opera  more accessible. Titanic (Out-Spoken Press), her debut pamphlet of poems on modern love and loss, came out in May 2016. She will be 'resurrecting' Margaret Walker, the first Black woman in the United States to win a national writing prize for her debut poetry collection For My People in 1942. Read her Golden Shovel after Walker here.

Nina Mingya Powles is a writer and zinemaker from Aotearoa New Zealand, currently based in London. She holds an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Victoria University of Wellington. In 2018, Nina was one of three winners of the  Women Poets' Prize, and in 2019 won the inaugural Nan Shepherd Prize for  Nature Writing and the Landfall Essay Competition. Nina is the founding editor of Bitter Melon苦瓜, a very small press that publishes limited-edition pamphlets by Asian poets. ​Her debut collection Magnolia 木蘭  was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2020. In response to Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's life and works, Nina made a zine. This multidisciplinary form seemed perfectly fitting for Cha's own artistic interests, which spanned photography, visual art, film and all forms of writing. Discover her zine after Cha here.

Come for the poetry, stay for the resurrection! #JoinTheSéance

This event was made possible through funding from Arts Council England. Illustrations by Lily Arnold.

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