Rating: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)
To attend the session in person, click the button above to register after purchasing a Festival Pass. Limited seats are available. Details will be sent to the email used for registration. Registration opens on 4 October 2021 at 12pm.
Writers / Presenters
Malika Booker is a poetry Lecturer at Manchester University, a British poet of Guyanese and Grenadian Parentage and the founder of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. Her first poetry collection Pepper Seed (Peepal Tree Press, 2013) was shortlisted for the OCM Bocas prize and the Seamus Heaney Centre 2014 prize for first full collection. She is published with the poets Sharon Olds and Warsan Shire in The Penguin Modern Poet Series 3:Your Family: Your Body (2017). A cave Canem Fellow, she won The Forward Poetry Prize for Best Single Poem (2020). She is a powerful and engaging poet and theatre maker.
Jollin writes about the body, memory, and art; in poetry, prose, and non-fiction. She is interested in how language changes our understanding of what we feel or experience even as it happens. She has two poetry collections, Bursting Seams, and Derivative Faith, and her work appears in various anthologies.
Natalie Wang is a Singaporean poet. She has been published in Fairy Tale Review, Cordite Poetry Review, and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. Her book The Woman Who Turned Into A Vending Machine is a collection of poems on metamorphosis, myth, and womanhood. You can find her at www.nataliewang.me.
William Beale is an Australian-ish Spoken Word Poet, a ‘boy howling his way into the world’, and the Author/Composer of They Call Us Loud. He represented Victoria in the Australian Poetry Slam 2016, and has performed in the Sydney Opera House, The Esplanade, Ubud Writers Festival, White Night, and more. As a producer of the arts, he co-organised the Malaysia National Poetry Slam, was a former Creative Producer for Slamalamadingdong (Melbourne), and co-founder of If Walls Could Talk (Malaysia).
Daryl Qilin Yam is the author of the novels Kappa Quartet (2016) and Lovelier, Lonelier (2021), and the novella Shantih Shantih Shantih (2021). He is also an arts organiser / producer, and sits on the board of directors at the literary charity Sing Lit Station.