Tue, 10 May|
Nottingham Poetry Festival - Malika’s Poetry Kitchen Showcase
Join the legendary, London-based poetry collective Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, for an evening of performances in Lakeside Arts Centre’s Djanogly Theatre.
Time & Location
10 May 2022, 19:00 – 21:30
Nottingham, University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2JN, UK
About the event
Malika’s Poetry Kitchen (aka MPK, aka Kitchen) was founded in Brixton by Malika Booker and Roger Robinson in 2001. It nurtures the writing, performance and careers of poets by emphasising craft, community and development.
Jill Abram has been the Director since 2010. Under her stewardship the group meets for workshops on Friday evenings (the saying goes that, as MPK members give their Friday nights over to poetry, we must be very dedicated).
Some sessions are led by members of the collective, others by guest poets from the UK and beyond, such as Kei Miller, Mona Arshi and Olive Senior. MPK Alumni include Inua Ellams, Warsan Shire, Kayo Chingonyi, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Nick Makoha and Aoife Mannix.
This lively, London-based community of dedicated poets has inspired similar Kitchen models to be set up worldwide, from Chicago to Delhi, creating an international MPK family.