About this Event
Celebrate LGBTQ+ poetry at Triangle LGBTQ+ Cultural Centre with open mic slots, featured artists, and headline sets from Ollie O'Neill and Remi Graves.
Bring your page/ concrete poetry to add to our gallery, put your name in the hat to share your words in the open mic, sell your zines and books in our pop-up bookshop and enjoy a drink or three in the cosy social club bar.
There will be 8 x 5-minute open mic slots, which will be drawn from a hat on the evening. If you’d like to get involved, please arrive by 6:45.
You can also bring your page poetry, including concrete and illustrated work, to add to our poetry gallery. This is open to everyone, and there’s no limitation beyond our available wall-space. Bring along your page work of any size up to A3 on the festival themes of climate, nature and food.
There will also be a pop-up bookshop selling poetry books and zines, so if you would like to sell your work, please contact [email protected] for details.
Presented by Triangle LGBTQ+ Cultural Centre and SL Grange.
About the performers
Ollie O'Neill is a poet and writer from London, currently studying an MA in Writing at The Royal College of Art. She is the former National Youth Slam Champion, a Barbican Young Poet alumni, and has been published in journals such as Magma, Bath Magg, and Fourteen Poems, as well as having read her work at venues such as Soho Theatre, The Royal Festival Hall, and The Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2019 her first pamphlet Ways of Coping was published by Out-Spoken Press, a poetic research project on the pathologisation of women within the realm of psychiatry. Her debut full-length collection What We Are Given was published by Write Bloody UK, an exploration of horizontal inheritance and lineage through interpersonal relationships. She is concerned with writing outwards from within a particular lens of class, sexuality, and the female experience.
Remi Graves is a London based poet and drummer. A former Barbican Young Poet, Remi's work has been commissioned by St Paul's Cathedral, Barbican and BBC Radio 4. Remi has led courses at The Poetry School and facilitates writing workshops in schools and community spaces around London. Remi has performed at Cheltenham Literature Festival, Tate Modern and V&A Museum and more. Remi’s debut pamphlet with your chest was published in 2022 by fourteen poems.
SL Grange is a poet, theatre-maker, artist and researcher of queer history. Recent work includes Difficult Matter, a residency and art exhibition at Triangle, Deptford about shipwright Mary Lacy / William Chandler; Letters of No Moment, a poetry project working with female voices in The National Archives sixteenth and seventeenth century High Court of Admiralty records; We Elizabethans, a collaboration with E.M. Parry on board ONCA Barge for Brighton Fringe; and A Note to Mary Frith, commissioned by Shakespeare’s Globe for Notes to the Forgotten She-Wolves.
SL Grange won the 2021 Poetry Wales pamphlet competition and the resulting pamphlet Bodies and Other Haunted Houses is out now from Seren Books.
Other Useful Information about this event and Deptford Literature Festival
What access provision is available at this event?
• All our in-person events will be BSL Interpreted, including this one.
• This event is wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets.
• 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 ask Festival volunteers at the event.
• 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.
• 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 deep yellow background with the black text reading ‘DEPTFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL’ in a bold font at the top left corner. There are teal green and pink graphics, including a plant vine, food bowl and watermelon slice. In the centre are three circular photo of the lead poets. In the left circular photo is SL Grange, who stands looking ahead with a red light falling on them. They have short, curly dark hair and they are wearing a white shirt with the collar pulled up. The background is white with a bluish white circle projected onto the wall. The middle circular photo is of Ollie O'Neill, who stares forward with a slight smile. She has dark hair with a fringe, and wears a black v-neck long-sleeved top and large hooped earrings. The photo is black and white, and is a snapshop from a photo booth. The circular image on the right is of Remi Graves. They have short dark hair and look directly ahead. They are wearing a neon yellow t-shirt layered with a t-shirt beneath, and a chain. Behind them is a white brick wall. At the bottom right of the photo is a text description of the event which reads: Queer Poetry at Triangle Saturday 18 March 2023 7.00pm-9.30pm @ Triangle LGBTQ+ Cultural Centre
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Triangle LGBTQ+ Cultural Centre, 34 Watson's Street, London, United Kingdom