Maggie Harris and John Agard in Southwark

October 20th, 2015 § 0 comments

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Date(s) - 20/10/2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Canada Water Culture Space

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Southwark Libraries and Renaissance One presentAn evening with Maggie Harris and John Agard

20 October 2015 7pm to 9pm
at Canada Water Culture Space
Two outstanding Caribbean poets present a selection of their poems and stories, and perform some favourites; Maggie Harris also launches her short story collection In Margate By Lunchtime.
“Never mind taxes rise
Never mind trains are late
One thing you can be sure of
and that’s the kettle, mate.”
John Agard
“I come from faces, earth and sun faces, tamarind faces, watermelon teeth.
From hands: rough carpenter’s hands, smooth Nivea-creamed hands, blue-veined & cutexed, hands that reached for the cane.”
Maggie Harris
20 October: Starts 7pm, Doors from 6.30pm
Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
Tickets free, but booking essential
Reserve your tickets at email
Maggie Harris has received the Guyana Prize for her poems and a Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her prose.  Her observations of migration and family offer heart-warming stories of the human experience.  Visit her website
Published by Cultured Llama Press, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9926485-3-4. / 204pp. / £10
Cultured Llama is a small independent publisher. Visit their websiteA complex love letter to the Kent coastline …an accomplished examination of displacement and discovery. ….these stories linger in the mind …’ Wales Arts Review.

John Agard‘s poetry offers wit, imagination, history, and stimulating wordplay. Many students study his poems for their GCSE qualification, and in 2012, he was a recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
What they say… John Agard “One of the most eloquent contemporary poets … ruche in literary and cultural allusion, yet a direct a voice in a bus queue.”
Helen Dunmore (The Observer)

“John Agard’s poetry is a wonderful affirmation of life, in a language that is as vital and joyous as we are able to craft it in the Caribbean, in spite of our history of distress.”
David Dabydeen

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