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March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Poetry
  • Unspeakable
  • Writers House

Dean Atta

Performance and audience Q&A

Venue:

Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Tickets:
£5
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Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

A performance and audience Q&A with poet Dean Atta, as part of Unspeakable at the University of Essex.

Spoken Word Poet Dean Atta’s powerful debut poetry collection I Am Nobody’s Nigger was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. Dean has performed across the UK and internationally, including performances at Hay Festival, Latitude and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has been commissioned to write poems for BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Dazed & Confused, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Dean is currently working on his second poetry collection The Black Flamingo.

Part of Essex Book Festival and Index on Censorship’s UNSPEAKABLE on Friday 8 March: a day of challenging and illuminating conversations, performance, exhibitions and workshops hosted by the University of Essex, that explores historic and contemporary issues of censorship, no-platforming, freedom of speech, and taboos.

Writer-in-residence at Metal, Chalkwell Hall

During Essex Book Festival 2019, Dean Atta will be in residence at the Pop-Up Essex Writers House, at Metal in Southend. Find out more at www.essexwritershouse.co.uk

Dean Atta’s poetry is as honest as truth itself Benjamin Zephaniah

 

 

 

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Venue

Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
01206 873261

Visit accessable.co.uk for all disability and access information about Lakeside Theatre.

Hearing Loop: Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which needs to be booked by individuals in advance at least five days before the event. If you would like to use the Roger Pen email [email protected]