Malika's Kitchen (Women) @ Toynbee Studios: Friday March 9, 2006
WOMEN OF MALIKA'S KITCHEN
Friday 9 March, 8.30pm
Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street London, E1
£6 / £4
Women of Malika's Kitchen performance evening Split Lit Festival
Booking Office : Call 020 7247 2584 or
(save£ to book both events that night)
Malika's Kitchen is a London writers collective with a sister
collective in Chicago. They are fast building a reputation for
dedication to the craft of writing as well as the passion and skill of performance. Be surprised by the depth, humour and honesty of these poets from diverse backgrounds who chronicle urban
life and love.
CHARLOTTE ANSELL lives on a Dutch barge in East London and has been a
performance poet for several years. Now more a mummy than a poet, her
work is intensely personal, vibrant and alive. Her lines contain
pain, passion and truth. Her first collection 'You Were for the Poem'
was published by Flipped Eye.
CATH DRAKE has earnt most of her living from writing and
communications. She specialised in environmental issues in her native
Australia for about eight years. Her work included everything from
producing radio programmes, to writing for newspapers and magazines,
nature trails, pamphlets and books. She now works in the press office
of a children's charity and runs creative writing workshops.
PATRICIA FOSTER is a writer, performer, dancer, and educationalist.
She has performed poetry and theatre at notable venues across London
and toured to numerous literary festivals, events and Universities
within the UK, Europe, New York and Chicago. Patricia has
collaborated with UK Jazz musicians and producers and is currently a
presenter on 'The Art Of Words Poets Show', Solar Radio.
SIFUNDO MSEBELE has a host of accolades to cite. As a poet, performer
and writer, her work is often tinted with humour and hope. Her name
translates as meaning 'a beautiful lesson', a blessing she manifests
in the flesh.
JANETT PLUMMER MC is the holder of the 2005 Gwendolyn Brooks annual
black writers award for open mic poetry. She has been published in
PUR magazine and anthologies including 'Flowers on a Shoestring' and
teaches poetry and creative writing to children and adults. Janett
is the founder of Inspired Word - a women's writing and positive
mental health organisation. Her writing is evocative and richly
soaked in narrative.
DENISE SAUL is a poet and fiction writer from south London who has
performed at a variety of literary events. As a poet, Denise's pen
makes intuitive and yet surprising leaps and bold associations to conjure up vivid
imagery which explores everyday themes. She is a former recipient of
the George Viner Trust award for her journalism and is currently
researching literature that focuses on black and Jewish writers.
HEATHER TAYLOR is a Canadian writer, performer & educator. She has
been published throughout Europe and North America. In October 06,
her first full poetry collection, 'Horizon & Back', was published by
Tall-Lighthouse books. (www.heathertaylor.co.uk)