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An evening of Poetry by Rachel Long

December 6, 2016

An evening of Poetry by Rachel Long
Presented by
British Council and Atta Galatta

RACHEL LONG is a London Laureate and a poet and spoken word artist who has performed at the Royal Festival Hall and the Olympic Stadium. She has had her poems published in three Emma Press anthologies, as well as in Magma and Synaesthesia magazines. She has an MA in Creative & Life Writing from Goldsmiths University London, and is one of three current poetry awardees on the prestigious Jerwood/Arvon Mentorship Scheme (2015-16), mentored by Caroline Bird. Rachel facilitates workshops in schools, libraries and for organizations such as Apples and Snakes and The Poetry Society. She is a Tutor on the Barbican Young Poets programme (2015-16). She has curated literary events for Deptford Cinema – celebrating the life of Malcolm X through poetry and film, Clear Lines Festival – raising awareness about sexual abuse and consent, and most recently for Tate Britain, where she invited millennial female poets to respond to Tracey Emin’s ‘My Bed’. Her website:

Rachel leads a poetry collective called Octavia- which is a poetry group for women of colour. She has led a fearless women writing workshop based on work by Warsan Shire for younger people. She has appeared on the BBC Worldservice talking about themes including writing, the body, language, representation. Her work has also explored mental health.

Rachel Long one of the other London Laureates has confirmed that she is available on these dates which is great news. I hope that she is suitable as she comes very highly recommended by the Spread the Word agency who promote the London Laureate work and also by the team here who have seen her performances which are very electrifying and a great ambassador for UK poetry.

She is very experienced with workshops and readings and very engaged in the area of women. These are some of her broad ranging things she can do: readings, performances, panel discussions, facilitation of creative writing workshops for schools, libraries, colleges, workshops for women writers.

An evening of Poetry on Saturday | 10th December 2016 | 6.30 PM

Atta Galatta,
#134, KHB Colony,
5th Block,
Bangalore 560 095

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