Out-Spoken Poetry Tour with Joelle Taylor
, Anthony Anaxagorou, Harry Josephine Giles and Ollie O’Neill
Out-Spoken Press is an independent publisher of poetry and critical writing founded in 2013. This Autumn Out-Spoken visits Birmingham for the second annual tour featuring an incredible lineup of poets including Anthony Anaxagorou, Joelle Taylor, and newly published writers Harry Giles and Ollie O’Neill. All artists will be performing live poetry from their Out-Spoken collections, and all books will be available for sale and for signing.
Joelle Taylor is an award winning spoken word artist, poet, playwright and author. She has performed across the UK as well as internationally for the British Council (Zimbabwe, Brazil, Botswana) taking in a diverse range of venues from the 100 Club, the 02 Arena, the Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scott’s to the Royal Court, the Globe, the ICA, Buckingham Palace and various prisons including Pentonville and Holloway. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society Arts in 2015 as well as being named as one of Southbank Centre’s Nelson Mandela Change Makers for positively affecting cultural Britain.
Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot award-winning poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. He has published nine volumes of poetry, a spoken-word EP and a collection of short stories. His poetry and fiction have appeared on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4, ITV, Vice UK, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. He was commissioned by the Labour Party during the 2017 general election to write the poem for their campaign entitled Mark It Red. In 2015, his poetry and fiction writing won the Groucho Maverick Award
Harry Josephine Giles:
Harry Josephine Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney, based in Edinburgh, and studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Stirling. Their first book, Tonguit, available from Stewed Rhubarb Press, was shortlisted for the 2014 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and the 2016 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and they were the 2009 BBC Scotland slam champion. Harry Josephine founded Inky Fingers Spoken Word and co-directs the performance platform Anatomy; their participatory theatre has toured festivals across Europe, including Forest Fringe (UK), NTI (Latvia) and CrisisArt (Italy); and their performance What We Owe was picked by the Guardian’s best-of-the-Fringe 2013 roundup – in the “But Is It Art?” category. www.harrygiles.org
Ollie O’Neill is a young poet from NW London. She is the UK’s former National Youth Slam Champion. She is currently producing a pamphlet to be published with OutSpoken Press and has read original work at venues such as The Institute of Modern Art, Soho Theatre and The Royal Festival Hall.
You can book your tickets here via Eventbrite. If you can’t make our event, the tour will also be visiting:
Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham – 12th Oct
The Space, Bristol – 16th Oct
Roundhouse, London – 23rd Oct
Plymouth Lit Festival, Plymouth – 26th Oct
The Basement, York – 14th Nov
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