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Khairani Barokka, Livia Franchini and Maarten van der Graaff

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies organizes an evening of poetry and fiction performed by three young authors: Maarten van der Graaff, Khairani Barokka and Livia Franchini.


Maarten van der Graaff is a Dutch writer of two collections of poetry, Vluchtautogedichten (Getaway car poems) and Dood werk (Dead work), and one novel: Worms and angels (Wormen en engelen). For both his poetry collections he received an award.

He is writer-in-residence at UCL Dutch Studies in 2017-2018.


Khairani Barokka is a writer, poet and artist. She is the writer/performer/producer of, among others, a deaf-accessible, solo poetry/art show, Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee, a book, Indigenous Species, and she has been recognized in 2014 by UNFPA as one of Indonesia’s “Inspirational Young Leaders Driving Social Change”, for highly prolific, pioneering international work in inclusive, accessible arts.


Livia Franchini is a writer and translator. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The White Review, VLAK, Nuovi Argomenti and Quadernario. She is currently working on her first book as part of a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths.

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