Word Online presents a reading by poet and playwright Inua Ellams, hosted by Bristol Libraries

  • Online
  • April 15
  • 18:00 - 19:00
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Word Online, a free virtual tour of diverse voices in South West libraries, makes its first stop via Bristol Libraries.

We’re delighted to be hosting poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams, who will be reading from his latest collect The Actual, published by Penned in the Margins. There will also be a Q&A facilitated by Bristol Libraries and an opportunity for you to ask your questions.

You can purchase a copy of The Actual here.

To book, ‘save a seat’ on Crowdcast here.

Please note: This event will contain some strong language.


Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a UK-based poet, playwright and performer who has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the BBC. His latest play was an adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters set in Nigeria, staged at the National Theatre. The Actual is Ellams’ fifth poetry release, and first full collection, after Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales (flipped eye, 2005), Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars (flipped eye, 2011), The Wire-Headed Heathen (Akashic Books, 2016) and The Half God of Rainfall (Fourth Estate, 2019).

Photo credit: Andy Lo Po.