New Poetry Society: Henry Normal with Panya Banjoko

Wednesday 19 May 2021

12:00 pm : Online via Zoom webinar.

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Henry meets with Panya Banjoko to read poems, laugh and talk about life.

Listen to Henry’s latest poems and ask any questions to Henry and Panya during the Q&A session.

Panya Banjoko

Panya Banjoko is a UK based writer, poet and PhD researcher at Nottingham Trent University. Her debut collection, Some Things, was published by Burning Eye Books (2018). Her work is published in numerous anthologies including award-winning Clever Girls, winner of the Working-Class Studies Association’s ‘Jake Ryan and Charles Sackrey Award for a Book about the Working-Class Academic Experience’ (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), and her poem, ‘They and Them’, featured in Mic Drop, an exhibition by artist Keith Piper at Beaconsfield Gallery, London, the London Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

She has been artist in residence at the International School, Stuttgart, Jaipur Literature Festival, India, and for the National Trust’s 100 verses at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire. Panya is a multi-award-winning poet, co-ordinates a Black Writers Network and is patron for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature.

Henry Normal

Henry is a writer, poet and TV and Film producer and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In  2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to Television. Henry has 9 poetry collections in print and has a regular show on BBC Radio 4.

Idiosyncratic and effortlessly funny – Radio Times

Bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit – Guardian

He was recently given a honorary doctorate of letters by Nottingham Trent University, another by University of Nottingham, and has had a beer and a bus named after him in Nottingham!

 

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New Poetry Society: Henry Normal with Panya Banjoko

Brought to you by Inspire: Culture | Learning | Libraries, in association with Nottingham Poetry Festival and New Poetry Society.

Henry meets with Panya Banjoko to read poems, laugh and talk about life.

Listen to Henry’s latest poems and ask any questions to Henry and Panya during the Q&A session.

Panya Banjoko

Panya Banjoko is a UK based writer, poet and PhD researcher at Nottingham Trent University. Her debut collection, Some Things, was published by Burning Eye Books (2018). Her work is published in numerous anthologies including award-winning Clever Girls, winner of the Working-Class Studies Association’s ‘Jake Ryan and Charles Sackrey Award for a Book about the Working-Class Academic Experience’ (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), and her poem, ‘They and Them’, featured in Mic Drop, an exhibition by artist Keith Piper at Beaconsfield Gallery, London, the London Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

She has been artist in residence at the International School, Stuttgart, Jaipur Literature Festival, India, and for the National Trust’s 100 verses at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire. Panya is a multi-award-winning poet, co-ordinates a Black Writers Network and is patron for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature.

Henry Normal

Henry is a writer, poet and TV and Film producer and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In  2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to Television. Henry has 9 poetry collections in print and has a regular show on BBC Radio 4.

Idiosyncratic and effortlessly funny – Radio Times

Bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit – Guardian

He was recently given a honorary doctorate of letters by Nottingham Trent University, another by University of Nottingham, and has had a beer and a bus named after him in Nottingham!

 

Inspire logo Metronome Nottingham       Nottinghamshire County Council logo Metronome Nottingham              

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