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THE DIZZINESS OF FREEDOM BOOK LAUNCH featuring Rob Auton + Jackie Hagan + Maria Ferguson + Kat Francois All Saints Church, North Street, York 7.30 9th October 2018 £5 BYOB (but please respect the space) JACKIE HAGAN A queer disabled performer/writer with council estate bones. "A brazen and brightly coloured burst of energy."
ROB AUTON York born writer and performer Rob Auton has had his poetry and comedy turned into short films and shown on BBC 1, BBC2 and Channel 4. He has had three collections of writing and illustrations published by Burning Eye books and a spoken word album released on Scroobius Pip’s record label ‘Speech Development Records’. "Completely charming and funny to boot" - The Guardian
MARIA FERGUSON Maria Ferguson has performed extensively across the UK as well as at festivals such as Bestival, Latitude and Secret Garden Party. She has been commissioned by Roundhouse, The Royal Academy of Art and BBC Radio One.
KAT FRANCOIS Kat Francois is a performance artist, broadcaster, playwright and director. The first person to win a televised poetry slam in the UK, a year later she won the World Slam Championships.
SAY OWT SCRATCH CLUB York Explore 1-3pm 28th October Free! If you are working on a new poem, or want to polish off an old one, this is the perfect event for you. In a friendly and constructive environment, share you piece for feedback, advice and get support from your peers. Hosted by the Say Owt team.
SONNET YOUTH OPEN MIC Fulford Arms, Fulford Road, York Y010 4EX 26/11/18 7.30 Free Sonnet Youth is a literary rave. A poetic piss up – bringing together poets, comedians and musicians for a night of no holds barred performances.
Curated and hosted by Glasgow based spoken word artists, Kevin P. Gilday (BBC 6, BBC The Social, Edinburgh Fringe, Toronto Fringe, Wickerman, Glastonbury) and Cat Hepburn (BBC6 Music, BBC Scotland, STV’s Late Show, BBC The Social, Edinburgh Fringe), Sonnet Youth reinvents live literature for a new generation.