In the next of our series of curated events, the Academicians’ Room will be filled with poetry by some of the UK’s most exciting young poets.
After his wonderful set at the EXPRESSWAY night in February, poet Caleb Femi returns to the Keeper’s House as performer and curator. He’s accompanied by two special
guests and fellow poets, Sumia Jaama and Theresa Lola.
Caleb Femi is a poet filmmaker and the Young People’s Laureate for London. He is featured in the Dazed 100 list of the next generation shaping youth culture. He has written and directed short films commissioned by the BBC and Channel 4 and poems by Tate Modern, The Royal Society for Literature, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Guardian. Caleb has also won the Roundhouse Poetry Slam and Genesis Poetry Slam and is currently working on a debut pamphlet.
Sumia Jaama is a poet, linguist, computer programmer and educator in London and is currently a Barbican Young Poet. @tisbittertongue
Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian Poet. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Bridport Poetry Prize and 2016 London Magazine Poetry Prize. In 2017 she won Hammer and Tongue Slam. She is a Barbican Young Poet Alumni and part of Octavia Women, and SXWKS collective.
Special thanks to Spread the Word, London’s writer development agency, for helping make this event happen.
This event is open to members of the Academicians’ Room, Patrons, Friends of the RA and the general public.
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