[Postponed] Danez Smith

Thursday 12 March 2020

6:00 pm : Main stage/ Seated

16+

Tickets

General admission: £6.00 (Booking via [email protected])
Unwaged/ low wages: £4.00 (Booking via [email protected])
NTU staff and students: Free (Please show ID) (Booking via [email protected])

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We’re sorry to announce the Danez Smith’s UK events are postponed, and Five Leaves hope to rearrange for later dates this year. More information can be found here: https://fiveleavesbookshop.co.uk/events/

 

Doors open 6.00pm
Readings start at 7.00pm and finish at 8.30pm

Danez Smith is a Black, Queer, Poz writer from America. Danez is the author of Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry.  Danez’s third collection, Homie, has just been published.

A mighty anthem about the saving grace of friendship, Danez Smith’s highly anticipated collection Homie is rooted in their search for joy and intimacy in a time where both are scarce. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. But then the phone lights up, or a shout comes up to the window, and family – blood and chosen – arrives with just the right food and some redemption. Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is written for friends: for Danez’s friends, for yours.

Supported by Panya Banjoko and Paul Stephen Adey, aka Cappo
 
A Nottingham Creative Writing Hub/Five Leaves Bookshop event

 

Booking essential via [email protected]

 

Seated gigs offer disabled access within the first three rows inside the venue.
Standing gigs offer accessibility for disabled patrons in our mezzanine. We will always do our best to accommodate individual requirements, and other viewing options may be available at standing gigs following a risk assessment of the event.

Please click here for full accessibility information.

If you have any particular requirements or queries, please email us ahead of the event at [email protected].

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[Postponed] Danez Smith

We’re sorry to announce the Danez Smith’s UK events are postponed, and Five Leaves hope to rearrange for later dates this year. More information can be found here: https://fiveleavesbookshop.co.uk/events/

 

Doors open 6.00pm
Readings start at 7.00pm and finish at 8.30pm

Danez Smith is a Black, Queer, Poz writer from America. Danez is the author of Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry.  Danez’s third collection, Homie, has just been published.

A mighty anthem about the saving grace of friendship, Danez Smith’s highly anticipated collection Homie is rooted in their search for joy and intimacy in a time where both are scarce. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. But then the phone lights up, or a shout comes up to the window, and family – blood and chosen – arrives with just the right food and some redemption. Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is written for friends: for Danez’s friends, for yours.

Supported by Panya Banjoko and Paul Stephen Adey, aka Cappo
 
A Nottingham Creative Writing Hub/Five Leaves Bookshop event

 

Booking essential via [email protected]

 

Seated gigs offer disabled access within the first three rows inside the venue.
Standing gigs offer accessibility for disabled patrons in our mezzanine. We will always do our best to accommodate individual requirements, and other viewing options may be available at standing gigs following a risk assessment of the event.

Please click here for full accessibility information.

If you have any particular requirements or queries, please email us ahead of the event at [email protected].

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