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The Writing Room Showcase

Past Event

Some of the most exciting emerging spoken word artists take the stage to share work developed over 6 weeks, led by Roger Robinson.

Come along and witness the future of poetry take shape at Free Word.

For 6 weeks, 22 brilliant poets have been writing under the guidance of Roger Robinson and two guest tutors. Now, they’re ready to share the fruits of their labour.

Apples and Snakes Writing Room cohort for Autumn 2017:

Anita Barton-Williams
Bella Cox
Celestina Rowaiye
Dominic Holman
Georgina Norie
Henry Maddicott
Immaculata Abba
Jamal Mehmood
Jess Rahman – Gonzalez
Joshua Judson
Kais Al-Kaisi
Kojo Apeagyei
Momtaza Mehri
Oakley Flanagan
Ollie O’Neill
Omari Daniel
Peter de Graft-Johnson
Rah Kagbada
Sumia Jaama
Tom Jousselin
Zahrah Sheikh

Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson is a dozen men. Or more. He was born in Hackney, lived in Trinidad, but spent most of his adult life in London. He is a writer, poet, singer, and musician. And he is so much more. A teacher, a scholar, a thinker, an activist, a man of letters. He is one of the few unrelenting and constant observers of life in Brixton, of post-riot/pre-Brexit Britain. He is a serious man with a great sense of humour.

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