December 10th – Burn After Reading presents Salena Godden and Adam Kammerling


The Burn After Reading Poets’ monthly event is here again –

Now at the Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden ‘Burn After Reading Presents’ returns on Wednesday 10th December for a Christmas special featuring Salena Godden, Adam Kammerling and our very own Burn After Reading Poets –

SALENA GODDEN has been described as ‘The doyenne of the spoken word scene’ (Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 3’s The Verb);  ‘The Mae West madam of the salon’ (The Sunday Times) and as ‘everything the Daily Mail is terrified of’ (Kerrang! Magazine). Her pamphlet ‘Under the Pier’ was published in 2011, followed by ‘Fishing in The Aftermath, Poems 1994  – 2014’ in 2014. Her eagerly awaited literary memoir ‘Springfield Road’ was published in September 2014.

Salena appears at literary events and festivals internationally and she is on BBC as a guest on various shows like ‘The Verb’, ‘Fact to Fiction’ ‘The Click’ and ‘Loose Ends’. Her radio documentary ‘Tenderness – The Lost Legacy of Little Miss Cornshucks’ was aired throughout May 2014 on BBC Radio 4 and is currently available as a podcast on iTunes.

ADAM KAMMERLING is the Hammer And Tongue UK Slam Champion 2012, the Hackney Slam Champion 2011 and the Brighton Slam Champion 2010. He is also a member of the critically acclaimed Chill Pill Poetry Collective and a celebrated MC.

His work incorporates all elements of spoken word while always keeping one eye firmly on the fun. He has written and performed for the BBC’s Natural History Unit, the British Arts Council in Poland, at Glastonbury, Latitude and countless other festivals. His poetry has taken him to Ireland, New York and the Netherlands, and to theatres, pubs and living rooms all over the UK.

Born just over a year ago BURN AFTER READING (aka BAR or BARPo) is a community of emerging poets established by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jasmine Cooray that manifests a diverse range of poetics from ‘spoken word’ to ‘page’ and points in between.

Hosts : Harriet Creelman and Lewis Buxton

‘Burn After Reading Presents’,
Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, Covent Garden
Wednesday 10th December
Doors 7.45pm
£5 on the door


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