Wasafiri Writers’ Workshops (Poetry): Nick Makoha

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Poet, playwright and entrepreneur Nick Makoha leads this writing workshop on turning personal experience into powerful poetry

Poet, playwright and entrepreneur Nick Makoha leads this poetry writing workshop.

This workshop is part of An Island Full of Voices: Writing Britain Now

Nick Makoha is a Ugandan-born writer who has lived in Kenya, Saudi Arabia and currently resides in London. Nick was shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for his debut Kingdom of Gravity. He is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, Malika’s Kitchen Fellow and Complete Works Alumni. He won the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry prize and is the 2016 winner of the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for his pamphlet Resurrection Man. His poetry has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Review, Rialto, Poetry London, Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, and Callaloo. He is Wasafiri’s 2019 Writer in Residence.

This event is supported by British Council, ACE, Routledge and QMUL.

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Name: Wasafiri Writers’ Workshops (Poetry): Nick Makoha
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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