What does home mean to you?

No Place Like Home: Four diverse poets from far flung parts of the globe explore the concept of home: imagining, finding and making home./

FREE – booking essential

Moniza Alvi was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. Her most recent poetry book, her eighth, At the Time of Partition (Bloodaxe, 2013) focused on the partition of India and Pakistan and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. A new collection in preparation Blackbird, Bye Bye contains poems inspired by her parents and, particularly, the loss of her Pakistani father. She lives in Norfolk where she tutors for the Poetry School. https://www.moniza.co.uk

Miriam Nash was born in Inverness and spent her early years on the remote West coast island of Erraid. Her pamphlet Small Change was published by flipped eye (2013), she received an Eric Gregory Award in 2015 and was Writer-in-residence at Greenway, the holiday home of Agatha Christie in 2016. In 2017, her first full-length collection, All the Prayers in the House, was published by Bloodaxe. https://miriamnash.com

Kayo Chingonyi has two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016), and a full-length collection, Kumukanda (Chatto & Windus, 2017). He was born in Zambia and his poems have been translated into Spanish, German, and Swedish. He won the 2012 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and was as Associate Poet at the Institute of Contemporary Arts 2015/2016. https://kayochingonyi.com/

Cath Drake, an Australian who lives in London, Cath has been published in anthologies and literary magazines in UK, Australia and US. Her poetry pamphlet Sleeping with Rivers won the 2013 Mslexia/Seren poetry pamphlet prize and was the Poetry Book Society summer choice 2014. She has been included in the Best Australian Poetry anthology and short-listed for the 2015 Manchester Poetry Prize. http://cathdrake.com/

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Fright Night at ARTSLab

Frolicky frightful fun at Clerkenwell ARTSlab’s October event with a scarily good line-up of musicians, poets and storytellers.

Bob Karper – will keep you up all night with his musical talespinning.
Chris Dowding – Horntasia with audience partaking
Kieron Hunter – off the desk and into the limelight.
Cath Drake – poet of your inner outback.
Lesley Scott – fresh poet on the Slab.
Diego Brown and the Good Fairy – putting the pump back in pumpkin.

It’s hardly any money and no bother at all. Get there early for the best seats in the house. Eat cake and chips (in any order you like).

The Betsey Trotwood 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL London, United Kingdom

830-1130pm   It’s £7/5 ish I think!  More info