The next guest of poetry and music cabaret Write Angle is Joelle Taylor, on September 20, at the Townhouse 28 High Street, Petersfield, 7.30pm.
Bejamin Zephaniah said of her: “In these times of austerity, hypocrisy, political corruption, and mindless reality television, we need poets like Joelle Taylor.”
She’s a renowned spoken word artist, poet, playwright, author and cultural terrorist.
She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society Arts in 2015 as well as being named “one of Southbank Centre’s Nelson Mandela Change Makers for positively affecting cultural Britain”.
Her new collection of poems ’Songs My Enemy Taught Me’ will be published in 2017.
In 2001, she co-ordinated the first London-wide youth slam championships for the Poetry Society and is currently the Artistic Director of ‘SLAMbassadors UK’, the national youth slam championships. Joelle is also the coach of the national team and delivers Master Classes and ongoing mentoring for emerging poets and spoken word artists.
She was the joint founder and Artistic Director of ‘Spin’ with Vanessa Lee and has written numerous plays for the Oval House Theatre, the Kings Head Theatre, and Royal Festival Hall.
A documentary about her life and work, Life Changing Verse, was made by Don Productions in 2010 and broadcast on television. She recently featured in ‘Educating the East End’ for Channel 4.
Write Angle organiser Leah Cohen said: “This promises to be an evening of powerful poetry!”
There is the usual open mic spot, and drinks are available at the bar.
Admission costs £5. See www.petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk