Our next ‘Burn After Reading’ Event is upon us. Featuring Dorothy Lehane and Inua Ellams. Here’s the official chat:




Burn After Reading is a new poetry community established by Jacob Sam-La Rose. We write, we read, we perform, we publish – as widely as possible. We celebrate a diverse range of poetics from ‘spoken word’ to ‘page’ and points in between. We celebrate the importance of understanding craft and of community.

On August 27th the Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green, will play host to Burn After Reading; a showcase of the wide range of talent B.A.R has to offer. Members of the Burn After Reading collective will be performing alongside feature poets showing London exactly what the next generation of writers has to offer.

Doors 7pm
Entrance: £3

Inua Ellams
Born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria ‘1984, Inua Ellams is a Word and Graphic Artist, a writer with a style as influenced by classic literature as it is by hip hop, by Keats as it is by MosDef. Rooted in a love for rhythm and language, he crosses 18th century romanticism & traditional story telling with contemporary diction and musicality.


Dorothy Lehane:
Currently curating the Poetry Meets Biomedical Science project which is a collaborative project between scientists and poets. Dorothy teaches Creative Writing at The University of Kent. She has been published widely in magazines and she was recently been short-listed for the Jane Martin 2013 Poetry Prize. She was awarded first prize in the Norwich 2012 Writers’ Circle competition and was Canterbury Poet of the Year in 2009.


and members of Burn After Reading:

Emily Harrison
Aisling Fahey
Ehsan Marciano Khan
Belinda Bornfree Zhawi
Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes
Katie Byford
Will Tyas
Lana Bell
Muj Hameed

and Shoshanna Anderson & Cameron Brady-Turner


Come down!


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