Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe. At 7.30 pm.
A highly celebrated poet, born in Hungary in 1948, George Szirtes’s first book of poems, The Slant Door (197) won the Faber Prize. Has published many since then, Reel (2004) winning the T S Eliot Prize, for which he has been twice shortlisted since. His latest book is Mapping the Delta (Bloodaxe 2016). See: www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/george-szirtes georgeszirtes.blogspot.co.uk/
teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at the British Library, Modern Jewish Literature at JW3 and the London School of Jewish Studies and is a Creative Producer for Bethlem Museum of the Mind. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths, a PhD in Poetry from Royal Holloway and her poems are published in magazines including Agenda, Modern Poetry in Translation, The North, The Rialto and Poetry Review. She won the Poetry School / Nine Arches Press Primers Award for emerging voices in 2017 and her prize-winning short collection ‘When The World Was Rotting’ will be published in Summer 2018.
Grew up in the former Yugoslavia, moved to the UK since the war in 1991. Studied engineering and theatre. Writes poetry, short stories and essays; does photography and short films. Edin’s poetry is published Index On Censorship, The SHOp, Connections, Soul Immigrants and Finding a Voice. Edin writes and produces collaborative plays. Part of Bards Without Borders collective, Edin has been developing a new project on Patriotism in modern Britain, and their responses to the work of Shakespeare for the 400th anniversary of Bard’s death were on at Rich Mix and Southbank Centre and at WriteIdea Festival in East London. Edin had been working with EWI since 2000 and as committee member since 2016, has hosted a series of Exiled Lit Salons. Won commendable prize at 2018 EWI poetry competition.Being of a diverse background, in his writings, Edin highlights the need for making different parts of society understand each other and to find common values.
is a young Russian theatre maker based in London. He has graduated from The University of Kent with a BA in Drama and Classical Civilisations. Sasha has written and directed immersive performances, aiming to challenge our perceptions of modern and ancient ritual. As a poet, he is interested in measuring the space between gods and insects and searching for cosmic dreaming travellers trapped under fingernails. He has performed at the Poetry Café and the Karma Sanctum Hotel in Soho.
Cameo appearance: Marianne Magnin, French poet.
Musical interludes by
with Delaram on Setar and Chris on Tabla