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Poetry Slam and Workshop: Speak Up

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New College of the Humanities

19 Bedford Square

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WC1B 3HH

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Poetry slam and workshop with Sophia Walker
Drawing Room, New College of the Humanities, 19 Bedford Square

Poetry workshop from 18:15 - 19:15
Slam from 20:30 - 22:30

Get your voice heard! New College of the Humanities is hosting a poetry slam and workshop. Sit down with BBC Slam Champion Sophia Walker for a workshop in performance poetry and writing. Following the workshop, the slam is on! Slots available to those who show up and sign up.

Admission is free for both the workshop and slam. Drinks will be available for purchase throughout the night at our student run bar.

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BBC Slam Champion Sophia Walker is an internationally renowned poet and teaching artist. 2015 UK representative for the World Slam Championships, 2015 London Slam Champion, winner of the 2012 Poetry Olympics, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival Improv Slam, among other titles,she represents the UK for the World Queer Slam, where she has previously ranked third.

Sophia has performed everywhere from the United Nations, Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament, to Royal Holloway Prison, with a TEDx talk for London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in between. She is the host and organiser of the annual BBC Slam Championship, now viewed by many as the most prestigious slam on the UK circuit. Her poems have aired on BBC iplayer, BBC Arts, Radio 4, Franceinter and stations across the US, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Italy and Ireland.

Sophia also writes plays in spoken word. These solo shows have toured through theatres in the UK and internationally to critical acclaim, winning Best UK Spoken Word Show 2014, Best Spoken Word Show on the Edinburgh Free Fringe in 2013 and 2014, and Best Cast for a Spoken Word Show on the Edinburgh Free Fringe 2015 (for a six character solo show).

Her debut poetry collection Opposite the Tourbus was published in 2014, and was shortlisted for the Reader’s Choice section of The Guardian’s First Book Award. She was called “a highlight of the list”.

This event is part of Bedford Square Festival, for the full list of events please visit www.bedfordsquarefestival.co.uk

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