UpcomingLedbury Poetry Salon Featuring Poets from Zimbabwe and Botswana and an Open Mic

  • Poetry Salon with poets from Zimbabwe and Botswana
    Wednesday, 7th July 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Standard Ticket £5.00 (GBP)  

7.30pm – 9.30pm, Zoom, £5

Headlines poets from Zimbabwe and Botswana will kick-off this very special Ledbury Poetry Salon. Please email director@poetry-festival.co.uk to request an open mic slot.

Batsirai E Chigama is a spoken word poet, a short story writer and a socio-political gender activist.  Gather The Children, her first collection of poems, is ‘a reflection on Zimbabwe in the last ten years; chronicling stories of displacement, loss and desperation.’  Batsirai’s work has been featured in over fifteen anthologies. In 2014, Batsirai came second in the Stanza Poetry Festival Digital Slam ahead of 8 other contestants chosen from all over the world.

With a belief that art is a catalyst for change, Tinashe Tafirenyika has disrupted the Zimbabwe Poetry Scene. In 2017 she became the first woman and youngest person to receive a National Arts Merit Award in Spoken Word Poetry. The same year she also received a Bulawayo Arts Award. When not stringing words together Tinashe practises as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in her home town, Bulawayo.

Peggie Shangwa (known as Umind) is a Christian writer, Senior Editor at Groove Magazine International, a regular in Local Magazine, The Voice, singer, speaker, MC and spoken word artist who thrives on word passion and speaks her mind in connection with her spirit, laying down heart issues on any platform. She is also the founder of Page Poetry Alive, a poetry collective.

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