White Review x Burley Fisher Books: Poetry with Lavinia Greenlaw and Tolu Agbelusi

Fri 5th April 2019
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA
We're thrilled to announce the next in our series of poetry events in collaboration with Burley Fisher Books. Join us on 3 May for readings from Lavinia Greenlaw and Tolu Agbelusi. Issues of THE WHITE REVIEW NO. 24 will be on sale, and there will be drinks.
 
Lavinia Greenlaw is a writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction known for investigating the shared imperatives of art and science. She lives in east London. Her first novel, MARY GEORGE OF ALLNORTHOVER, received France’s Prix du Premier Roman Étranger. Her two books of creative nonfiction areTHE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC TO GIRLSand QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL: WILLIAM MORRIS IN ICELAND. In 2016, she wrote and directed a short film, THE SEA IS AN EDGE AND AN ENDING, a study of the impact of dementia on our sense of time and place, drawing on Shakespeare’s TEMPEST. Her third novel, IN THE CITY OF LOVE’S SLEEP, was published in 2018. Her sixth poetry collection, THE BUILT MOMENT, will be published in February 2019.
 
Tolu Agbelusi is a Nigerian British poet, playwright, performer, educator and lawyer. She was shortlisted for the 2018 The White Review Poet's Prize. A Callaloo fellow, she was longlisted for the Jerwood Compton inaugural prize and has been published widely including by AKE REVIEW, PITTSBURGH POETRY REVIEW and in Peepal Tree Press’ latest anthology, FILIGREE. Creator of Home Sessions, a poetry development program for young Black poets, Tolu has also led several workshops as well as a series of guest lectures to PhD students at Birkbeck University. More information at www.toluagbelusi.com.

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