Events Calendar
Mar 26
18:00 - 19:15
Jacob Sam-La Rose
Creative Writing Reading Series

It is a pleasure to invite you to hear Jacob Sam-La Rose reading his work and speaking at the Creative Writing Reading Series on Tuesday 26th March. Jacob will be reading a selection of work, including part of a recent commission for Haitian and Puerto-Rican artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. The authoring of this commission involved writing a Python script, exploring the possibilities of authorship through coding and digital technology.Jacob Sam-La Rose was born in London in 1976. He is the Artistic Director of the London Teenage Poetry SLAM, Editor-in-Chief of, and an editor for flipped eye press. He also facilitates a range of literature-in-education, creative writing and spoken word programmes through schools, arts centres and other institutions. His work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Identity Parade: New British & Irish Poets (Bloodaxe), Poems For Love (Penguin), I Have Found a Song (Enitharmon Press), Red (Peepal Tree), Learn Then Burn: The Ultimate Poetry Guide for the High School or College Classroom (Write Bloody) and Michael Rosen's A-Z: The Best Children's Poetry from Agard to Zephaniah (Puffin). His pamphlet, Communion,was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice in 2006. Breaking Silence (Bloodaxe Books, 2011), his first book-length collection, was shortlisted for both the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2012. He is a poetry professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama; and directs and facilitates both Barbican Young Poets and Hippodrome Young Poets— a new creative development programme for poets at the Hippodrome in Birmingham.


Keynes College,
University of Kent,
United Kingdom


Open to All welcome,

£2 in the pink bucket

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