Finding Permission to Share our Stories with Malika Booker

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Mansions of the Future

15 - 16 St Mary’s Street

Lincoln

LN5 7EQ

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Finding Permission to Share our Stories

Join poet Leanne Moden in conversation with renowned writer, poet, theatre-maker and multi-disciplinary artist Malika Booker. Catch a quick poem or two, find out about their writing process and journey in poetry and take the opportunity to ask questions. Malika will be exploring the role of research in making our writing stronger, building permission to write our stories and whether we have a responsibility as writers and artists to share them.

Monday 23rd September
1pm – 2pm
Mansions of the Future, 15 – 16 St Mary’s Street, Lincoln, LN5 7EQ
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About Malika Booker

Malika Booker is an international writer whose work is steeped in anthropological research methodology and rooted in storytelling. Her work spans poetry, theatre, monologue, installation and education. Clients and organisations she has worked with include Arts Council England, BBC, British Council, Welcome Trust, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Arvon and Hampton Court Palace.Malika was the inaugural Poet-in-Residence at Royal Shakespeare Company. Her first poetry collection, Pepper Seed was published by Peepal Tree Press and was longlisted for the OCM Bocas prize and shortlisted for Seamus Heaney Centre prize in 2014. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

Malika's Writer Statement:
Writing is the best way to engage the imagination, to create magic, change the world. I write because my mother tells me I am the first generation of women to be able to tell our stories and because I know there are women in the world who cannot speak. I write to make sense of life, to make the ordinary extraordinary. I write to tell stories, our stories. But most importantly, I write because I cannot do anything else. If I am not writing, then I am not breathing.

About Leanne Moden

Leanne Moden is a poet, performer, workshop leader and event organiser, based in the East Midlands. She facilitates creative writing workshops in schools, community centres, libraries and museums, and organises poetry events around the country. She is currently working on a full-length spoken word show with the support of Arts Council England, as well as commissions with the National Justice Museum, Creative North Nottingham, Nottingham City Homes, Made in Corby and Writing East Midlands.

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Apples & Snakes in association with Big White Shed and Writing East Midlands

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15 - 16 St Mary’s Street

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United Kingdom

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