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Six Poets Event

An evening of spoken word at The Cinnamon Club.

The Cinnamon Club will play host to its third poetry evening in the beautiful book lined surrounds of The Library Bar on Monday 3rd October – a rare opportunity to hear six leading British poets reading from old and new work.

You can learn more about our poets here…

Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and documentary film-maker. Awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014, recipient of the Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors and a Council member of the Royal Society of Literature, her latest collection is Over the Moon (Bloodaxe). With Poetry Live! she reads to over 25,000 students a year.

Fiona Sampson has published twenty-seven books and received the Newdigate Prize, a Cholmondeley Award, Writer’s Awards from the Arts Councils of England and of Wales and the Society of Authors, various Poetry Book Society commendations, and international prizes in Macedonia and the US. She has been shortlisted twice for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and Forward Prizes, and once for the Evelyn Encelot Prize for European Women Poets. She is published in thirty-seven languages and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton.  Her Selected Poems recently appeared in the US, China, Romania, Ukraine and Bosnia. This spring she published The Catch (Penguin) and this autumn Lyric Cousins: Musical Form in Poetry appears.  She is at work on a new psychological biography of Mary Shelley and a study of Limestone Country.

Kayo Chingonyi is the author of two poetry pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012), and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016). He was Associate Poet at the ICA between Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 and has held residencies at Cove Park, Royal Holloway University of London, and Nuffield Council on Bioethics. His first full-length collection will be published by Chatto in 2017.

Gale Burns is a writer in residence in London at both the Kingston University, and Sydenham Arts Festival, teaching MA and MFA creative writing. He convenes the Shuffle poetry series in London, and was a 2012 Hawthornden Fellow. He is widely published with three pamphlets and a collection is due from Flipped Eye. His work has been translated into French (in the Sorbonne Literary Magazine), Arabic, Romanian and Slovenian.

Mimi Khalvati has published eight collections with Carcanet Press, including Child: New & Selected Poems, a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation, and The Meanest Flower, shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. She is the founder of The Poetry School where she teaches. She has received a Cholmondeley Award, a major Arts Council Writer’s Award and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her most recent collection, The Weather Wheel (Carcanet 2014), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and Book of the Year in The Independent.

Mona Arshi worked as a Human rights lawyer for a decade before she retrained as poet. ‘Small Hands’ was published by a new imprint, Pavilion Poetry; part of Liverpool University She is currently poetry mentor for the Jerwood/Arvon programme and was recently asked to read for the Royal Society of Literature at the TS Eliot memorial reading. Press. The poet George Szirtes commented that ‘It was unusual to find a first book as beautiful as this.’

Tickets for this one-off exclusive event are priced at £20 per person. This includes an arrival cocktail and a selection of three canapés per person.

Please notify us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Spaces for this event are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.

Arrival at 7pm with readings commencing at 7.30pm

With thanks to Mona Arshi for curating this event.


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