An Ode to Maya: Poetry workshop at Clapton Library – Thursday 5th October, 5:30pm-7:45pm The Poetry Review: Autumn launch – The Poetry Society, Wednesday 11th October, 6:30pm Voices from Prisons: supported by The Koestler Trust – The Southbank Centre, Monday 16th October, 7pm MOTHER TONGUES: In Our Own Words: creative workshop with Victoria Adukwei Bulley – Rivington Place Gallery, Saturday 5th August, 2pm-4pm MOTHER TONGUES DEBUT SCREENING: Rivington Place Gallery, Wednesday 26th July (sold out) Walthamstow Garden Party: Earthly Paradise Tent – Saturday 15th July The Litro Literary Weekender: Piccadilly Waterstones – Saturday 27th May Swimmers Poetry: The Function Room – Friday 26th May The Body Narratives: Literary Supper Club – Sunday 21sy May Ghana@60: Rivington Place Gallery – Friday 12th May DIY Space for London: LitLive – Thursday 16th March
Poetry, Performance + Creative Facilitation
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
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