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We’re delighted to host our first public reading of 2021! Courtney Stoddart is joined by seven poets, Nasim Rebecca Asl, Sabrina Latif, Clementine E. Burnley, Wendy Law, Kamala Santos, Bee Asha and Andrew ‘Ace’ Bamusi. 

This event is captioned. Captions by Collective Text, Emilia Beatriz & Sarya Wu, with consultation from David Ellington & Kyra Pollitt.

Thursday 11th February 2021, 7 - 8 pm

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Performers

Nasim Rebecca Asl is a Geordie-Persian poet and journalist who lives and works in Glasgow. Her poetry has appeared in Skin Deep, Young Poet’s Network and the anthology pamphlet Ceremony. In 2020 she featured in the poetry series Sorry I Was On Mute, part of Fringe of Colour Films. Twitter: @nasimrasl

Kamala Jane Santos trained as a film and TV boom operator, then moved into writing with a screenplay about the Belizean lumberjacks who came to Scotland in WW2. Kamala is currently enrolled on the MA Television Fiction Writing at Glasgow Caledonian, and works as a freelance writer for local charities. Twitter: @santos_kamala

Bee Asha grew up between the homes of her Punjabi father and Scottish mother. She is one-third of The Honey Farm, a Scottish female rap group and a spoken word poet, whose work often tackles social injustice and gender equality, characterised by an openness to talk about her own personal experiences, using creativity to heal from trauma. Website, Instagram: @bee.asha.poetry

Sabrina Latif is a Scottish writer who believes that the right words can change the world and she wants to be a part of that change. She writes numerous different types of poetry with the aim of shaping the way the world is seen exploring issues such as racism and gender inequality. Twitter: @WordsBySabrinaa

Clementine E. Burnley is a migrant mother, writer and community organiser. She loves to walk in the Scottish Highlands. Her work has been shortlisted in various short story competitions and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Find her on clementineburnley.com, Instagram: @Ewokila, or on Twitter @decolonialheart

Andrew ‘Ace’ Bamusi (aka ACE V!S!ON) is a 22-year-old student born in Lilongwe, Malawi and raised in the East-End of Glasgow, Scotland. The poetically inspired songwriter/rapper/bassist is equally as comfortable communicating freestyle/spoken word on open-mic stages as he is lacing eloquent rhyme to experimental rhythm in production booths. Instagram: @BlackManBegins

Wendy Law works surround her birthplace Hong Kong’s urban landscape, people, and on-going political unrest. She would like to record, in her own words, the city where the surreal and the absurd are the reality, and how the people keep fighting for freedom and democracy despite draconian laws and suppression. Twitter: @wendylawwrites Instagram: @wendylawwrites

Hosted by Courtney Stoddart

Courtney Stoddart is a Scottish-Caribbean poet and performer, passionate about fighting against the dominant power structures of our times. She intertwines elements of political, social and historical commentary into rhythm and rhyme, covering themes such as racism, colonialism, imperialism and womanhood. Find her on Twitter @amapoetica, Instagram @amapoetica and Facebook: Courtney Stoddart Poetry. 

 

Captions

Collective Text provides Creative caption, audio description, transcription & translation. Instagram: collectivetext.

David Ellington is an award-winning director and producer at VS1. Twitter: @davidellingt_n.

Kyra Pollute is a writer, artist, translator and interpreter. Twitter @kyra_p, Instagram @wilder_orbactsoftranslation.com

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