Silva, Seltzer, Underwood & Bose

Thursday 16th June, 7pm
Aubin & Wills, 188 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
Nearest tube: Westbourne Park / Notting Hill Gate
Free entry; refreshments provided
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Hannah Silva is a Plymouth-based writer and performer whose distinctive style combines the physicality of theatre with vocal gymnastics and linguistic experiments. She composes speech, choreographs language and juggles with words to create a unique form of theatrical spoken word. She performs internationally and has been featured on Radio 3’s The Verb. She is a regular at The London Word Festival where she recently premiered a new piece ‘Sushi’ – perhaps the world’s first poetry/pole dance! Her current one-woman show, ‘Opposition, A Little Political Speech Opera’, can be seen at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Gemma Seltzer is a London-based writer. She is interested in charting her creative responses to people and places through interactive web-based projects. Tonight she launches her debut book, Speak to Strangers (Penned in the Margins): one hundred hundred-word stories. She is also the author of Look up at the Sky, an online activity exploring the peace and the pauses in the city. Her fiction has been published in print and online, recently in .Cent Magazine and as part of an exhibition catalogue commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery and ArtSway. She spoke at the 2009 Venice Biennale about the relationship between contemporary art and text. Gemma is working on Ways of Living, a novel.

Jack Underwood was born in Norwich in 1984. He graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design in 2005 and is currently studying towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, where he also teaches English Literature. He is a librettist, musician and co-edits the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and is a Faber New Poet. He lives in Hackney.

Siddhartha Bose is a poet, playwright and performer based in London. He grew up in Bombay and Calcutta, followed by a seven year itch in the USA. Selections of his work have appeared in the anthologies City State: New London Poetry and Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century. Bose has recently completed a PhD at Queen Mary, University of London. He is playwright-in-residence with WhynotTheatre, Toronto, and was dubbed one of the ‘ten rising stars of British poetry’ by The Times. His debut collection, Kalagora, was published by Penned in the Margins in 2010, and he is currently touring his one-man show of the same name.



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