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04 January 2016  -  04 January 2016

Women Writers Speak Out


Exiled Writers Ink presents: Women Writers Speak Out

Poetry Place, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX (Covent Garden tube)

7.30pm, £5 or £3 for 2016 Exiled Writers Ink members/asylum seekers


Mehrangiz Rassapour

Mehrangiz was born in the south east of Iran. She received her B.A. in Literature before coming to live in England in 1983. She has published three poetry collections: Jaragheh Zood Mimirad (Spark Dies at Once), Iran, 1992, . . . And Then the Sun ( . . . Va Sepass Aftaab), England, and Beyond the Wings of the Bird (Parandeh Digar,Nah), Germany. She has given lectures and recitals of her work in England and overseas. She is chief editor of Vajeh (Word ) a literature and culture magazine she founded in 2002.

Saradha Soobrayen

Saradha is a London born poet of Mauritian descent who is reviews editor for Modern Poetry in Translation. She also works as a mentor and coach, providing professional development for emerging and established writers and artists. Her publications include ‘Out Of Bounds’ (2012), ‘Red’ (2009), ‘The Forward Book of Poetry’ 2008, Oxford Poets 2007, ‘I Am Twenty People!’ (2008), ‘New Poetries IV’ (2007) and ‘This Little Stretch of Life’ (2006). She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2004.

Laila Sumpton

Laila works as a poet, performing and publishing her work as well as hosting events and delivering poetry projects and workshops. She is a member of the Keats House Poets and has worked with hospitals, museums, galleries, universities, charities, festivals and schools across the country. She is currently working on a new Arts Council funded project called Bards Without Borders – where migrant and refugee poets respond to Shakespeare. Laila has co-edited two poetry anthologies.

Anba Jawi

Anba writes in Arabic and English and publishes regularly in an Iraqi daily newspaper called Alaalem that circulates in Baghdad. Anba was one of the pioneering women geologists in Iraq. She holds a PhD from University College London and worked in the refugee sector for more than twenty years. Music