Jacob Sam-La Rose Introduces..

11th September 2016 15:15
St Pancras Room, Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
‘A one-man literary industry’, acclaimed poet Jacob Sam-La Rose is well known for his incredible work mentoring and supporting the best emerging talent in poetry. Showcasing some of the most exciting names to emerge from Barbican Young Poets, come and experience the poetry protégées of tomorrow, today.

Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a British Ghanaian poet, writer and producer. A former Barbican Young Poet, her work has been commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts, in addition to featuring on BBC Radio 4. She was a facilitator for the Barbican Junior Poets programme 2016, and was also shortlisted for this year's Brunel University African Poetry Prize. She is one of ten poets on the acclaimed mentorship scheme, The Complete Works.

Antosh Wojcik is a poet, writer, performer and facilitator. He is a Resident Artist at The Roundhouse and a member of the Burn After Reading community. He has received live literature commissions from Penned In The Margins, Free Word Centre and Apples and Snakes. He is a lecturer of poetry at University of Winchester.

Eleanor Penny is a writer, artist, activist, internaut, failed miscreant, marmite queen and Piccadilly Line loyalist. She’s a Barbican Young Poet 2015/16, and Contributing Editor at Novara Wire. Eleanor is currently conducting research into Eco Aesthetics, and climate change related language death. Her project foregrounds the phenomenon of language death to recentre the debate on the effects of colonialism/ the experience of people in the global south.

Sunayana Bhargava is a 22-year-old British-Indian poet. She is a member of the Barbican Young Poets, Burn After Reading and Octavia collectives. Her work documents experiences of trauma, separation and reconciliation with vulnerability. When not writing, she can be found studying astrophysics or singing to herself in and around London.

This event is part of Kings Place Festival.
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