Events

Selected events past, present and future, readings, exhibitions, recordings, happenings, etc…

Exhibitions

  • Respect! Caribbean Life in Edinburgh exhibition
    16/Oct/2022 – 19/Feb/2023 Four poems are being exhibited at a new community co-curated exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh.
  • Acts of Observation exhibition
    A poetic audio installation, pamphlet and an online captioned film of a series of five linked poems that weave themes involving the disabled BPOC body with archeoastronomy and the sublime, commissioned by Collective gallery.

Upcoming Events


Past Available Readings and Recordings

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival 2022
    Notes on the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2022 plus links to captioned recordings available to watch.
  • Figures of Speech – Future
    Caledonian Forest, 3033 – new work presented at Figures of Speech – Future, on 22nd July 2022 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
  • When all that’s left is… published in 2021 Mixtape: Writers of Colour Audio Anthology
    I’m excited to announce the 2021 Mixtape: Writers of Colour Audio Anthology! ‘When all that’s left is…’ now published in the Scottish BPOC Writers Network’s Writers of Colour anthology.
  • ‘I was born’ – in two anthologies
    ‘I was born‘ is part of the 2020 Mixtape: Writers of Colour Audio Anthology, curated by Hannah Lavery and published by the Scottish BPOC Writers Network. It was also shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.
  • Acts of Observation exhibition
    A poetic audio installation, pamphlet and an online captioned film of a series of five linked poems that weave themes involving the disabled BPOC body with archeoastronomy and the sublime, commissioned by Collective gallery.
  • BBC Scotland Big Scottish Book Club
    In October 2021, I had the honour of sharing a poem with Damian Barr’s Big Scottish Book Club. I read ‘inheritance reverb‘ which is one of three poems, written as a response to Maud Sulter‘s body of work, commissioned by Rhubaba, forthcoming 2022.
  • An Ocean of Patience
    An Ocean of Patience is a film-poem and dance performance, and a creative response to the provocation “How can organisations and institutions integrate more inclusive practices to benefit communities through platforming disabled* artists?”
  • Beloved Black – Black Lives Matter Mural Trail Scotland
    In 2020, I was invite to create work for the Black Lives Matter Mural Trail Scotland. The trail was developed by producer Wezi Mhura in response to the rise in awareness in Scotland (and across the world) of the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Chronic Fail
    ‘Chronic Fail‘ is a poem I wrote during 2020 as a response to experiencing the pandemic as a disabled person. It is part of Not Going Back to Normal – A Disabled Artists Manifesto: a digital collection of 49 artworks and texts responding to a call for ideas for a radically accessible arts world, curated by Sasha Saben Callaghan and Harry Josephine Giles
  • ‘A Wake: On mourning, marking, and moving forward together with joy’
    In September 2020, I was invited read my work at a community mourning and healing event for Scottish disabled artists, curated by San Alland. I read 4 poems, ‘Void’, ‘Citadel of Truth’, ‘The Finished Den’ and ‘Beloved Black’. Video is captioned and BSL interpreted.
  • Time and the Immaterial, Hidden Door
    In 2020, I was invited to talk about and perform some of my work at ‘Time and the Immaterial’, an episode of Hidden Door online. In the video, I talk about my work and inspirations and read some poetry and an excerpt from my novel-in-progress.

Also check out Scottish BPOC Writers Network for events featuring and by/for Black writers and writers of colour in Scotland. Their monthly newsletter also lists related arts and literary events, submissions, and opportunities.


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