Speakeasy online poetry evening!




We invite you to ‘Spring into poetry’, the third of three monthly Speakeasy springtime events, hosted by Bob Walton and Sue Hill from The Write Box. On 29 April, we welcome writer Shagufta K Iqbal to share with you from her published collection of poetry.

Fancy getting up and sharing your own poem? Speakeasy has an open mic, giving you the opportunity to spit bars, speak up, feel the love. You are invited to take to the Zoom stage for up to 3 minutes (that’s about one side of A4) – just drop becky@theatreorchard.org.uk a line before Monday 17 May to book in.

Founder of The YoniVerse Poetry Collective and Kiota Bristol, Shagufta K Iqbal is an award-winning writer, workshop facilitator and Tedx Speaker. One of Asiana Magazine‘s favourite British Asian poets, she has been described by gal-dem as a poet whose work ‘leaves you validated but aching – her narratives are important, heart-wrenching and relatable.’ Her poetry collection, Jam Is For Girls, Girls Get Jam, has been recommended by Nikesh Shukla as ‘a social political masterclass.’ Her poetry film Borders has won several awards and has been screened across international film festivals. She is currently writing her second poetry collection and debut novel.



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