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An Evening with John Agard and Grace Nichols

Enjoy a selection of poetry readings, responding to the Freedom City themes of war, poverty and racism

Date/Time: 26th October 2017, 17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Seven Stories, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 2PQ

Join poets John Agard and Grace Nichols in the Seven Stories Bookshop for a very special twilight event.  Enjoy a selection of poetry readings, responding to the Freedom City themes of war, poverty and racism. John Agard's passionate, playful and, often questioning poems offer acute social observation and touch upon the themes of cultural difference, class divisions and freedom.  Grace Nichols has written widely for both adults and children.  Much of her poetry is characterised by Caribbean culture and the themes of migration, spirituality, myth, and the resourcefulness of women are ever-present in her work.

A captivating evening awaits! Followed by Q&A and book signing.

Booking essential.

Part of Freedom City 2017 – a city wide programme across Newcastle marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree at Newcastle University.   Visit www.freedomcity2017.com for further information.