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Outspoken Press | Live in Birmingham 2018

  • Impact Hub Birmingham 58 Oxford Street Birmingham, England, B5 5NR United Kingdom (map)

UK publisher of poetry, Out-Spoken Press, brings its national tour to Birmingham this Autumn, featuring performances from acclaimed poets Joelle Taylor and Anthony Anaxagorou, as well as newly published writers Harry Josephine Giles and Ollie O'Neill. 

In association with Apples and Snakes Midlands.

Out-Spoken Press is an independent publisher of poetry and critical writing founded in 2013. All collections will be available for sale and signing on the night.

13th November 2018
Impact Hub, Walker Bldg, 58, Oxford St, Birmingham B5 5NR
7:00pm doors, 7:30pm start.
£7 advance tickets, £10 OTD (subject to availability).

Joelle Taylor:

Joelle Taylor is an award winning spoken word artist, poet, playwright and author. She has performed across the UK as well as internationally for the British Council (Zimbabwe, Brazil, Botswana) taking in a diverse range of venues from the 100 Club, the 02 Arena, the Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scott’s to the Royal Court, the Globe, the ICA, Buckingham Palace and various prisons including Pentonville and Holloway. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society Arts in 2015 as well as being named as one of Southbank Centre’s Nelson Mandela Change Makers for positively affecting cultural Britain.

Anthony Anaxagorou:

Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot award-winning poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. He has published nine volumes of poetry, a spoken-word EP and a collection of short stories. His poetry and fiction have appeared on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4, ITV, Vice UK, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. He was commissioned by the Labour Party during the 2017 general election to write the poem for their campaign entitled Mark It Red.
In 2015, his poetry and fiction writing won the Groucho Maverick Award 

Harry Josephine Giles:

Harry Josephine Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney, based in Edinburgh, and studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Stirling. Their first book, Tonguit, available from Stewed Rhubarb Press, was shortlisted for the 2014 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and the 2016 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and they were the 2009 BBC Scotland slam champion. Harry Josephine founded Inky Fingers Spoken Word and co-directs the performance platform Anatomy; their participatory theatre has toured festivals across Europe, including Forest Fringe (UK), NTI (Latvia) and CrisisArt (Italy); and their performance What We Owe was picked by the Guardian's best-of-the-Fringe 2013 roundup – in the “But Is It Art?” category.

Ollie O'Neill:

Ollie O’Neill is a young poet from NW London. She is the UK’s former National Youth Slam Champion. She is currently producing a pamphlet to be published with OutSpoken Press and has read original work at venues such as The Institute of Modern Art, Soho Theatre and The Royal Festival Hall.

Earlier Event: October 18
Twisted Tongues Brum No. 6
Later Event: November 30