6.00 – 7.00pm Pre-show discussion with tea
7.00 – 8.30pm Performances
Join London writer, Anjan Saha and guests for the London Literature Lounge at Keats House which this month proudly presents poets Clare Waters and Esther Poyer. Arrive at 6pm for as much cake and tea as you can imagine! There are open slots for which you can also sign up for. Readings begin promptly at 7pm.
ABOUT LONDON LITERATURE LOUNGE
London Literature Lounge celebrates the rich literary seams of London and often explores multi-disciplinary approaches to the word. Its productions and curations are wide ranging and have encompassed major festivals, arts centres, galleries, libraries, publications, radio shows and television.
This series is curated by London poet, broadcaster and producer Anjan Saha. His work has featured on Channel 4, BBC Poetry Season and National Poetry Day at the South Bank Centre and he was recently Visiting Writer at Keat's House. (@anjansaha)
ABOUT THE POETS
Esther Poyer writes of an imagined past from a rich Guyanese legacy, alongside the imagery and language of Black UK that resonates in her poetry and fiction. Born and bred in a working class area of 1980’s London she draws on her emotional responses to a handmade tapestry of familiar relationships and unfamiliar environments. She writes to the tell the stories that are otherwise hidden from mainstream view and she write to inspire people to listen and relate to one another.
As a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, one of London’s long running writer’s collectives, Esther is regularly invited to perform at venues such as Covent Garden’s Poetry Café, The Barbican, the Foyle’s Gallery, Stratford Theatre Bar, and the Albany Theatre to mention a few. Her poems have been appearing online and published in books such as the 'Loose Muse Anthology of Women’s Poetry,' since 2005.
Teaching and coaching are further aspects of her work that she not only enjoys, but has an objective to support and expand the creative persuasion and life chances in others. That is, as well as expanding her understanding and experience of the written word. She has a BA(Hons) in Film, Video and Photo Arts from University of Westminster and an MA Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She has most recently been the writer in residence for Creative Fruits (Visible By Design) as part of the London Design Festival and the workshop facilitator for the Artist Unseen ArtPopVox, both at the V&A Museum.
Clare Waters performs poetry regularly in London, Oxford, Henley and Reading, also at literary festivals such as StokeyLitFest, the Hay and Henley Literary Festivals, Oxfringe and St Ives September Festival and as far abroad as the Om Shan Tea House in San Francisco. As a performance poet and writer her work is wide ranging from the joys and hurts of family, rants against the establishment, to contemplations of our place in the universe... She also has a penchant for interesting shoes!