About this Event
Disability poetry is an important area of literature. However, there has been a real lack of discussion about the poetics of disability, and the concepts and experiences that disabled writers share.
This event will be a conversation between Daniel Sluman whose collection single window (Nine Arches Press, 2021) was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and Khairani Barokka whose collection Ultimatum Orangutan (Nine Arches Press, 2021) was shortlisted for the Barbellion Prize, about the barriers faced in reaching publication as well as the ideas and experiences that inform their work and make their own ‘disability poetics’ unique, alongside a reading from their work.Other Useful Information about this event and Deptford Literature Festival
What access provision is available at this in-person event?
• All our in-person events are BSL Interpreted, including this one.
• This event is wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets.
• Deptford Lounge has Changing Place facilities, an induction loop and assistance dogs are welcome. For more information: deptfordlounge.org.uk/access
• A quiet space is available during the day at Deptford Lounge, in the Music Room, on the first floor.
• If you require additional access provision in order to attend or take part in the Festival, for example larger print handouts at workshops, or a Scribe, please get in touch before the Festival day at: [email protected]
• If you require assistance on the Festival day itself, please come to the Festival Hub in the foyer of Deptford Lounge where we will be happy to help you.
What access provision is available at this livestreamed event?
• A link to watch the livestream will be emailed to all ticketbookers in the week before the Festival.
• The livestream will be live captioned.
- We encourage anyone displaying Covid-like symptoms not to attend the Festival and we encourage attendees aged 16+ (unless exempt) to consider wearing a mask as some of our artists and audiences may be vulnerable.
- Masks will be available at the Festival Hub in Deptford Lounge. There will be hand sanitiser and air filters for events and workshops in the following spaces at Deptford Lounge: Main Hall, Room 1, Room 2, Room 3 and the Studio.
- You can see the full Deptford Literature Festival COVID-19 protocols here: spreadtheword.org.uk/deptford-literature-festival-covid-19-protocols/
- This event is free to you, and we ask that as far as possible by booking a place you commit to attending, as places are limited. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket so someone else can come along. There are instructions on how to do that here.
- If you would like to support the future of Deptford Literature Festival, run by charity Spread the Word, you can donate here: totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/deptfordlitfest
About Deptford Literature Festival
Deptford Literature Festival takes place on Saturday 18 March 2023 and celebrates the diversity and creativity of Deptford and Lewisham through words, stories and performance. It is run by Spread the Word, and funded by Arts Council England. You can find out more about Deptford Literature Festival at: www.deptfordlitfest.com
Image at the top of the page description: The event image has a light teal green background with black text reading ‘DEPTFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL’ in a bold font at the top left corner. There are pink and yellow graphics, including a cloud and food bowl, decorating the photo. In the centre are two circular images of the event speakers. The left circular image is of Khairani Barokka, and it is a black and white photo of an Indonesian woman in profile, with short hair, a visible silver earring and dark dress. The right circular image is of Daniel Sluman, a white man with blue eyes, brown hair and a dark beard. He appears here in a red shirt. At the bottom right of the photo is a text description of the event which reads: Disability Poetics Saturday 18 March 1 - 2pm @ Deptford Lounge
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Deptford Lounge - Studio Room, 9 Giffin Street, London, United Kingdom