Spit & Polish

The Best in Spoken Word

Sunday 20th November

Inua Ellams

Inua Ellams

Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. Across his work, Identity, Displacement & Destiny are reoccurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional african storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. His three books of poetry are published by Flipped Eye and Akashic Books, and several plays by Oberon. 

Website: http://www.inuaellams.com/

Twitter @InuaEllams

Rachel Long

Rachel Long

Rachel Long is alumna of the Jerwood/Arvon Mentorship Scheme (2015-16), where she was mentored for one year by Caroline Bird. She is Assistant Tutor on the Barbican Young Poets programme, and leads Octavia: A poetry collective for Women of Colour at Southbank Centre. Photo by Amaal Said.

Website: https://writesrachell.com/

Twitter @rachelnalong

Antosh Wojcik

Antosh Wojcik

Antosh Wojcik is a poet, writer, performer and facilitator. He is one half of Post-Everything, a sound-duo who produce cross-art podcasts, a Resident Artist at The Roundhouse and a member of the Burn After Reading community. He has performed at events around the UK, including TEDx East End 2015 and festivals such as Poetry & Words Glastonbury, Latitude and Bestival, as well as internationally at Sofia Poetics 2015. He has received live literature commissions from Penned in the Margins, Free Word and Apples and Snakes. He is a lecturer of poetry and creative writing at University of Winchester and leads writing workshops in schools and other contexts.

Twitter @antoshwojcik

Theresa Lola

Theresa Lola

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet. She is a Barbican Young Poet Alumni. She was one of the winners of the 2016 Magic Oxygen Poetry Prize and was recently shortlisted for the 2016 London Poetry Magazine Prize.

Twitter @theresa_lola

Info

Start Time: 7:30pm

Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, mixing traditional african storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. He is joined by the equally incredible Rachel Long, Antosh Wojcik and Theresa Lola. 

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Venue

Lion & Unicorn Theatre

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