This stripped-down edition of the bi-monthly event will feature three headline poets who live, work & contribute to London’s numerous literary and arts scenes.

BORN::FREE is a literary arts organisation for established, young & emerging writers of all narratives with a special interest in African & Afro-diasporic poetry & experimental writing. It’s been a bi-monthly event since 2014, a monthly broadcast on THREADS Radio & also provides a writing workshop facilitation service to arts institutions, schools & youth programs.

Curated by literary & sound artist Belinda Zhawi  and writer & theatre-maker malakaï sargeant.

Find out more about Belinda here

This event is part of She Grrrowls, a programme of performances, workshops and talks highlighting local artists as part of We Are Lewisham, The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

We Are Lewisham is presented by Lewisham Council and the Albany as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. 

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