Word Online makes its ninth stop via Somerset Libraries.
We’re delighted to host poet and short story writer, Louisa Adjoa-Parker. Louisa will be reading from her forthcoming pamphlet She Can Still Sing, a collection of grief poems due for publication by Flipped Eye. Louisa’s writing is rooted in the South West and explore themes including race, place, identity, gender, motherhood & grief.
This event will be live-streamed on Crowdcast, ‘save your seat’ here.
Louisa Adjoa-Parker is a writer of English-Ghanaian heritage who lives in south-west England. Her poetry books include Salt-sweat and Tears (Cinnamon Press) and How to wear a skin (Indigo Dreams). Louisa’s writing has appeared in a wide range of journals and anthologies including Envoi, Wasafiri, Acumen, Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe) and Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories (Peepal Tree). She has been highly commended by the Forward Prize; twice shortlisted by the Bridport Prize; and her grief poem, ‘Kindness’, was commended by the National Poetry Competition 2019. Louisa has written books and exhibitions exploring Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) history, and set up the Where are you really from? project telling stories of black and brown rural life. Her first short story collection Stay with me was published by Colenso Books in December 2020. Her next poetry pamphlet, She Can Still Sing, will be published by Flipped Eye in June 2021.