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TOAST Poetry 22 August

Edinburgh International Book Festival 26 August

V&A Late 31 August

Modern Poetry in Translation x British Council Tunisia: Maghreb Poets Translation Workshop 12-14 September

BoxedIntimate 2nd October

Poetry Inquisition 4th October

Manchester Literary Festival 19th October

Race and Poetry and Poetics at Cambridge University 25-27th October

LIPFEST: Poetry Workshop 28th October

Aldeburgh Festival 3rd November

Poetry, Performance + Creative Facilitation

ERIC GREGORY AWARD 2018

V&A MUSEUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE Artist-in-Residence

MOTHER TONGUES: feature on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour 

THE COMPLETE WORKS 3: One of ten poets on the acclaimed national mentoring scheme for Black and Asian poets.

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY AFRICAN POETRY PRIZE 2016: Shortlisted

BBC RADIO 4: How to Write a Poem, With Glyn Maxwell.

AFRICA WRITES 2016: Proverbs and Poetry workshop at the British Library, co-lead with Michelle Tiwo.

BORN IN AFRICA AND… a new generation of poets redefining and reshaping African British identities – poetry and discussion at Goldsmiths University

RACE AND POETRY AND POETICS IN THE UK: Conference reading with University of Sussex and the Poetics Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London.

BARBICAN JUNIOR POETS: TRAINEE FACILITATOR

BARBICAN, DIALOGUE FESTIVAL 2016: CO-FACILITATOR  – Young People’s Theatre Group, The Broadway Theatre, Barking. Working with participants with a range of learning difficulties.

ARCOLA THEATRE: ‘After Ferguson’  feature and panel re: Octagon, a new play by American writer Kristiana Rae Colón, alongside Colón and Malika Booker and chaired by R. A. Villanueva. Octagon is published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama (2015).

YOUNG POET LAUREATE FOR LONDON 2015: Longlist

NATIONAL POETRY DAY LIVE 2015 YOUNG PRODUCER – Southbank Centre & The Poetry Society.

TATE MODERN: TURBINE FESTIVAL

LOVEBOX FESTIVAL

RHYME AND REASON: THE POETRY OF CLIMATE CHANGE –  Feature and panel discussion, here and here.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS –  RA Lates Commissioned performance in the Sackler Wing alongside original 1960’s work by Richard Diebenkorn.

THE GREEN MAN – Southbank Centre, with Kenny Baraka

BURN AFTER READING collective

BARBICAN YOUNG POETS

THE WRITING ROOM – Apples and Snakes

FARRAGO – Feature at THE SCHOOL’S OUT SLAM

RICHARD TYRONE JONES’ ‘BIG HEART’ – Opening

WISE WORDS FESTIVAL – Feature, introducing Lemn Sissay

JAWDANCE – Feature

TONGUE TIDE SLAM WHITSTABLE – Contestant & Winner

Did I Tell You? 131 Poems for Children In Need – Poem ‘The Photograph’ features. Available on Amazon.

Media, Writing + Editing

THE MIDNIGHT RUN – Contributing Writer for Online

TECHMIX MAGAZINE – Contributing Writer

ARISE MAGAZINE (Thisday Media) – Editorial & Fashion Intern

THE EAST LONDON & WEST ESSEX GUARDIAN SERIES (Newsquest) – Editorial Intern/Reporter

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL UK – Runner

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