Out in South London and Apples and Snakes present Queer’Say, a showcase of queer spoken word hosted by Rosie Wilby. After their performance, Rosie speaks to each artist about their work, life and writing and invites the audience to ask questions. This event was recorded at Hackney Attic as part of Pride Arts Festival on 21 June and features the award-winning poets Robert Garnham, Anna Freeman and Candy Royalle.
Robert Garnham describes himself as a performance comedy poet. He hosted the Poetry Island in Torquay for three years and won the Exeter Poetry Slam in 2012. Robert’s poems revolve around the idea of being straight/gay but also touch on serious subjects such as the threat gay people live under in countries like Russia.
Anna Freeman teaches Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and has written the novel The Fair Fight. She also presents the monthly poetry evening Blahblahblah at Bristol Old Vic. Anna’s poetry deals with relationships and break-ups. She joined us on Out in South London on 9 June 2015.
Candy Royalle is a poet, storyteller, educator and performer from Australia. In her work she explores love as well as political topics and blends genres by integrating sound effects via loop pedals and collaborating with film makers. Candy also talked about her work on Out in South London on 16 June 2015.
Here are the highlights together with the Q&As:
Our next Queer’Say event is on 12 September at Rich Mix with Dominic Berry, AJ McKenna and Ernesto Sarezale.
Our thanks go to the Arts Council England and the Pride Arts Festival for supporting this event.