U Belong in a Creative Conversation with Kokumo Rocks

Monday 15 November | 18:30-19:30

Glasgow Panel Event / Author Reading, Spoken Word / Performance Poetry / Slam Adults

Free (ticketed)

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Join U Belong Glasgow in conversation with poet Kokumo Rocks to discuss her latest poetry collection Happily Drowning (2018).

Kokumo Rocks was born in Dundee in 1965, and was raised in the Fife village of Cowdenbeath, and hers was the only black family in the area. In the mid 1990’s she was diagnosed as dyslexic and went on to become a performance poet. Kokumo’s poetry explores the themes of love, race, freedom and imprisonment and she is proud to include all ‘the flabby bits’. She describes herself as an African/Asian/Scottish writer and performance poet, and has performed in the UK, USA, India and Africa. Her collections are Bad Ass Raindrop (2002), and, Stolen From Africa (2007), Happily Drowning (2018) all published by Luath Press

This event is for ages 18+ and will be held online using Zoom. You will need a good internet connection and a laptop/computer/mobile device to join us.

This event will feature one-on-one discussion between the host and guest before a Q&A with the audience. Access links will be sent to attendees in advance of the event. For any technical problems, please email glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com

Venue information

Glasgow Zine Library

636 Cathcart Road

G42 8AA

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