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 Bristol Poetry Festival 2017

Hammer & Tongue Bristol








Performance Event

  Venue: Smoke and Mirrors
    8 Denmark St, Bristol
    BS1 5DQ
Wednesday 4th October
 £7 / £5 slammers/students

Open poetry slam with guest headline artists.

Featuring Sally Jenkinson and Malaika Kegode


Sally Jenkinson
Poet, writer and performer, based in the Forest of Dean (and before that, Brighton, and before that, Bristol), Sally grew up in Doncaster (South Yorkshire), where they say poem like this: ‘poym’.
Sally mostly writes poetry and theatre, usually for live performance, but also for the page. Her second short collection of poems, ‘Boys’ was published in May 2016 by Burning Eye Books. Sally runs poetry and creative writing workshops for every kind of person, and also facilitates sensory workshops for people with PMLD (profound and multiple learning disabilites).
Sally was Bristol Poetry Festival’s 2013 Poet of the Year.

Malaika Kegode
Growing up the most (reluctantly) ‘exotic’ girl in a quiet Devon town, Malaika Kegode cut her teeth as a poet and performer opening for bands in music venues such as Exeter Cavern and LeftBank. Since those beginnings she has gone on to work closely with organisations such as Apples and Snakes, Roundhouse and BBC 1Xtra and is a member of the Raleigh Road Collective, formed as part of 1Xtra’s Words First initiative. Malaika has performed around the country at theatres, music venues, literary events and festivals such as WOMAD and Boomtown and has supported artists such as Matt Harvey and Saul Williams. She inspires young people as a workshop facilitator. Currently living in Bristol, where she feels happily less ‘exotic’, she is creator and host of Milk Poetry, a regular thriving event in the city. Her debut collection Requite is now available from Burning Eye Books.

Sign up on the door to compete, but places are limited.

£7 / £5 on the door


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