with HIVE YOUNG WRITERS, LYDIA ALLISON, WARDA YASSIN,
THEOPHILUS KWEK, PHOEBE STUCKES and HELEN MORT
Grimm & Co, 2 Doncaster Gate, Rotherham, S65 1DJ
Monday 22 May
7.30pm to 9.15pm
£7 / £6 conc. (in advance or on the door)
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Born in Singapore, Theophilus Kwek has published four volumes of poetry – most recently The First Five Storms, which won the New Poets’ Prize in 2016. He also won the Martin Starkie Prize in 2014, the Jane Martin Prize in 2015, and was co-winner of the Second Berfrois Poetry Prize. He has served as President of the Oxford University Poetry Society, and is currently co-editor of Oxford Poetry as well as Chief Executive Assistant at Asymptote. He is pursuing a Master’s in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at Oxford University.
Warda Yassin is an EAL English teacher at a Sheffield school. She writes about her family, culture, and the spaces and gaps in between these two worlds. Her main source of inspirations are her grandmothers and their vivid and infinite tales. She has performed alongside Buddy Wakefield, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, and Holly McNish. She is a current member of Writing Squad.
Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first collection Division Street (Chatto and Windus, 2013) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Costa Award and won the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize. Her second collection No Map Could Show Them was shortlisted for the Banff festival’s mountain book awards in Canada. Helen is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan. In 2017, she was a judge for the International Man Booker Prize.
Phoebe Stuckes is a poet from Somerset. She has been a winner of the Foyle Young Poets Award four times and is a Barbican Young Poet. She has performed at the Southbank Centre, Wenlock Poetry Festival and the Poetry Cafe, and was the Ledbury Festival young poet in residence in 2015. Her poetry has been published in The Missing Slate, Ink Sweat & Tears, Rising, The Morning Star and Ambit among others.
Lydia Allison is a Sheffield-born poet currently studying an MA in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is a member of the Writing Squad and has appeared a number of times both online and in print, including two of Pankhearst’s Slim Volumes, Now Then Manchester, Ink Sweat & Tears, United Jotters, Foxglove Journal, and PUSH. She enjoys a range of modern and contemporary writers.
Hive South Yorkshire is a writer development project for young writers (14 to 25) in the region. Through writing-related activities such as writing groups, writers’ days with professional writers, partnership projects and live events, we support young writers to develop – whatever their background, ability or interest. Readings from Hive regional groups: Eloise Unerman, from Rotherham Young Writers. Shaw Fowler, Beth Davies, both from Sheffield Young Writers. Safia Khan, from Doncaster Young Writers.