Black History Month Activities With Award Winning Poet and Performer Patricia Foster – October 2016. BHM Workshop at UWLSU, At The Inkwell London Celebrates Black History Month, ‘Southbound: An Evening of Poetry’ (Southwark Libraries).

The UK celebrates Black History Month in October and I would love to share what I’ll be up to this month.
This Wednesday 19th October 2016, I’ll be delivering a poetry workshop for Black History Month. My workshop will be part of the University of West London Students’ Union (UWLSU) Black Histoy Month programme. I very much look forward to it:


Click here for link to UWLSU web page 

On Thursday 20th October, I will be co-hosting the third instalment of the monthly event At The Inkwell London. We will celebrate and acknowledge Black History Month; the rich and varied accounts of migration, belonging, culture and family.


Our featured writers will be

Millie MurrayRacheal Joseph and Nadeem Din-Gabisi.
Please find below a weblink to our official website for this month’s event:

http://attheinkwell.com/readings/black-history-month-london/

The Facebook Event Page is: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/188808594893206/

The event is FREE, but do let us know if you plan to come. The Eventbrite link is: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-the-inkwell-london-celebrates-black-history-month-ft-millie-murray-racheal-joseph-tickets-28574841119

Hosts will be writers Gemma Weekes, myself Patricia Foster and Rachel Rigby.


We also have an open mic for anyone who would love to share their work.
At The Inkwell has been created to be a warm, welcoming, encouraging and engaging environment for writers to share and promote their work. I hope this event will provide a positive space for you to hear great work, as well as participate!

Please contact us on inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com if you would like further information, to sign up for the open mic, or read at future events.
Warmest regards,

Patricia
— 

Best,

Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes & Rachel Rigby

At The Inkwell London Co-hosts

Email: inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com

Website: www.attheinkwell.com
‘Like’ the At The Inkwell Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AtTheInkwell/

Follow At The Inkwell on Twitter: @AtTheInkwell
On Friday 21 October 2016, I will be a feature poet for ‘Southbound: A Evening of Poetry. Also featured will be Zena Edwards, Janett Plummer and Suléy Muhidin.

Newspaper article of Southwark Libraries BHM events in October 2016. Photos include Zena Edwards and Patricia Foster

“Four talented performers Patricia Foster, Zena Edwards, Suléy Muhidin and Janett Plummer reveal a window into their lives through moving, funny, fierce, and inspirational poetry. South London life – sometimes frustrating, often surprising – forms a consistent thread through the poems as they reflect global worries, personal hopes and diverse backgrounds.

Target Audience: Adults

Cost: Free – but advance booking is essential via Eventbrite

Book your space via Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southbound-an-evening-of-poetry-tickets-27544444174?aff=es2
DATE AND TIME

Fri, October 21, 2016

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM BST
LOCATION

Camberwell Library

48 Camberwell Green

London

SE5 7AL

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US Reading Series ‘At The Inkwell’ Expands to London. Curated by Poet/Novelist/Singer Gemma Weekes, Journalist Rachel Rigby and Poet/Performer Patricia Foster. Brainchild of Monique Lewis. FREE Event!

Hi London poets, writers, novelists and short fiction stars! The latest London literary event ‘At The Inkwell’, will be launched July 21st 2016. Already a success across the USA and organised by Monique Lewis, ‘At The Inkwell’ comes to London and will be curated by Gemma Weekes, Rachel Rigby and Patricia Foster!
Come along! 

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1782308612004621/

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At The Inkwell Expands to London

 

 

London, UK (June 6, 2016) – At The Inkwell, the New York City-based literary reading series, announced today that it is expanding to London, under the leadership of Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes and Rachel Rigby as co-hosts.

 Founded in 2013, At The Inkwell supports published authors through book reviews, author interviews and readings. London will be the first international city in addition to Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington and New York City.


 

The inaugural launch in London will be Thursday, July 21 at 19:00 at Counter Albion, located at 45 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DJ. Only a 3-5 minute walk from ‘Shoreditch High Street’ Overground station.
At The Inkwell features emerging and established published authors of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays.
Featured writers also include those who have published essays and short stories.

 

In the past three years, At The Inkwell’s US reading series has gained increasing recognition in the literary community. It has hosted readings at the Annual NYC Poetry Festival, which attracts more than 4,000 people. In September it will partner with 100 Thousand Poets for Change, National Translation Month and Lit Crawl Denver to host readings.

CONTACT

For more information, visit www.attheinkwell.com or contact the co-hosts Gemma, Rachel or Patricia at inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com.

Next Poetry Reading: 5th LOOSE MUSE ANTHOLOGY of NEW WRITING by WOMEN, LAUNCH EVENT Thursday 24th April – 7.30 pm

Good Afternoon!

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I am delighted to share with you about my next poetry reading.

Tomorrow evening, I will be reading my poetry to be included in the new Loose Muse Anthology, at the
5th LOOSE MUSE ANTHOLOGY of NEW WRITING by WOMEN LAUNCH EVENT
Thursday 24th April – 7.30 pm
.
So honoured to be included in such excellent writing company.

The venue will be the fabulous Cotton’s Caribbean Restaurant
Downstairs Bar, 70 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QP

It will be a packed night, as well as an enjoyable one. Agnes Meadows has done a stellar job, putting together the fifth Loose Muse Anthology, dedicated to women’s writing. It will be a great opportunity to hear an array of different, quality women’s voices.

Look forward to seeing you on the night!

UK Book Launch of ‘Irki’: Celebrate National Poetry Day with Kadija Sesay and Friends @ The Barbican Library – With Dorothea Smartt, Malika Booker, Patricia Foster & Sai Murray

UK Book Launch of ‘Irki’:

Celebrate National Poetry Day with Kadija Sesay and Friends
@ The Barbican Library

With MC Dorothea Smartt,
Malika Booker,
Patricia Foster
& Sai Murray

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I am really delighted to share that I will be a special guest poet at the UK launch of debut collection ‘Irki’, from award winning writer, editor and activist Kadija Sesay. I will be sharing the stage with highly esteemed writers Malika Booker, Sai Murray, as well as Kadija Sesay herself and host/MC for the evening Dorothea Smartt.

All of this for free! It promises to be a fantastic night.

To book tickets, please follow the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/349033661893697/

Alternatively, please book using
020 7638 0569
or: kadijageorge@gmail.com

The UK Launch of Irki
KadijUa Sesay and Friends
takes place on

2nd October 2013
7pm

at The Barbican Library
Barbican Centre
Silk St,
London EC2Y 8DS

I look forward to seeing you there.

Photo of Patricia Foster by Giorgis Media