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Windrush Women: Past and Present (An evening of poetry and readings)

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An evening of poetry and readings inspired by the lives of female writers from the Windrush era.

On board the Empire Windrush  were 257 female passengers, 188 of them were travelling alone, from all over the Caribbean. There are many stories missing from the Windrush narrative, not least those of bold and pioneering women, leaving everything behind, to better their own and their family’s lives. Join contemporary international writing magazine Wasafirito celebrate women writers from the Windrush era and hear work inspired by their legacy from a new generation living and writing in the UK. Taking part in this special evening of poetry and readings will be Jay Bernard, Alison Donnell, Maria Del Pilar Kaladeen, Hannah Lowe, Susheila Nasta and Catherine Ross.

Jay Bernard is a writer, film programmer and archivist from London. In 2016, Jay was poet-in-residence at the George Padmore Institute, where they began writing Surge, a…

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