Word Online makes its seventh stop via Wiltshire Libraries.
We are delighted to be hosting writer Gaele Sobott and poets Raman Mundair and Nick Makoha reading and in conversation. This event is a collaboration with Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions. The writers will read work featured in Speaking Volumes and Flipped Eye’s forthcoming anthology Not Quite Right For Us – due for publication in May.
This event will be live-streamed, ‘save your seat’ on Crowdcast, here.
About the writers:
Gaele Sobott is a writer based in Sydney, Australia. Her published works include, Colour Me Blue and My Longest Round. Her most recent short stories appear in literary magazines such as, New Contrast, Meanjin, Prometheus Dreaming, Hecate, Verity La and the anthology, Botswana Women Write. She is founder of Outlandish Arts; a disabled-led arts company.
Raman Mundair is an Indian-born writer, artist, playwright and filmmaker. She identifies as a Queer, disabled, working-class British Asian intersectional feminist and is an activist based in Shetland and Glasgow. She is the award-winning author of Lovers, Liars, Conjurers and Thieves, A Choreographer’s Cartography and The Algebra of Freedom and is the editor of Incoming: Some Shetland Voices. Her short film Trowie Buckie was shortlisted for Sharp Shorts 2020. Raman has been invited to participate in the BBC Writersroom – Drama Writers’ Programme 2020.
Nick Makoha is a poet, playwright. His debut poetry collection Kingdom of Gravity was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize and nominated by the Guardian as one of the best books of 2017. Nick is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow and Complete Works Alumni. He won the 2015 Brunel Prize for African Poetry and the 2016 Derricotte & Eady Prize for his pamphlet Resurrection Man. He was the 2019 Writer-in-Residence for The Wordsworth Trust and Wasafiri magazine. His play The Dark was directed by JMK award-winner Roy Alexander. His poems have appeared, among others, in The New York Times, Poetry Review, Rialto, Poetry London, Triquarterly Review, Boston Review and Callaloo.