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What we read now with Heidi Williamson, Theophilus Kwek, Kostya Tsolakis

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A poetry reading on places as memories, featuring the works of Heidi Williamson, Theophilus Kwek, Kostya Tsolakis

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Heidi Williamson is an Advisory Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund. She is a Poetry Surgeon for The Poetry Society and teaches for The Poetry School, National Centre for Writing and Writing Coach. She mentors poets by Skype worldwide. Her first collection, Electric Shadow (Bloodaxe 2011), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize. The Print Museum won the 2016 East Anglian Book Award for Poetry. Her third collection (Bloodaxe 2020) Return by Minor Road revisits her time living in Dunblane at the time of the Primary School shooting and its aftermath. www.heidiwilliamsonpoet.com @heidiwilliamson

Theophilus Kwek has published four collections of poetry, two of which were shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize. His poems, essays and translations have appeared in The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, The London Magazine, and Mekong Review, among other publications.

He has also written and researched on issues of migration and citizenship, and volunteers with NGOs supporting migrant communities in Singapore. His most recent collection, Moving House, is published by Carcanet Press in the UK.

Kostya Tsolakis is a London-based poet and journalist, born and raised in Athens, Greece. He is founding editor of harana poetry, the online magazine for poets writing in English as a second or parallel language, and is a poetry editor at Ambit. His debut pamphlet, Ephebos, will be published by ignitionpress in November 2020.

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