60. Shash Trevett: Language of Flowers

6.45–7.45pm. Pay What You Decide

The first public performance of ILF 2019 Apprentice Poet in Residence Shash Trevett’s specially commissioned twelve poem sequence inspired by David Jones’ In Parenthesis.

Shash has created poems which celebrate ordinary women who, sometimes through quiet rebellion, sometimes through strident revolution, have emerged as heroes from battlefields.

These poems include the experiences of female members of the White Helmets in Syria, and the women who live in the Umoja village in Kenya, escaping rape, domestic violence or FGM to find refuge in a female-only village.

Other poems celebrate those women whose very lives are a quiet protest.

An ILF micro-commission.

This event will begin with the results of the 2019 Walter Swan Poetry Prize for Young people, judged by Shash Trevett: http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/opportunities-for-writers/walter-swan-poetry-prize

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Writing, Rebellion & RevolutionWorld Changing Women


Event Details

    • Date: Saturday 12th October
    • Time: 6:45 pm
  • VenueChurch House
  • PricePay what you decide
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