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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival: Janette Ayachi: Exploring Heritage Through Poetry

17 Jul 2024 6-7pm

The Bluecoat
Liverpool L1 3BX

Overview

Scottish-Algerian poet Janette Ayachi gives a special reading at Bluecoat as part of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, hosted by Deryn Rees-Jones.

Janette Ayachi is a Scottish-Algerian poet, London-born & Edinburgh-based. She has a BA combined honours degree in English Literature & Film Media Studies (Stirling University) & an MSc in Creative Writing (Edinburgh University)

She’s a regular on BBC Scotland arts programmes (and has even starred in a whisky advert!) Her poetry, prose & essays have been published internationally & translated into several languages. She also collaborates with artists & performs her poetry at festivals or events.

She is the author of Hand Over Mouth Music (Pavilion, Liverpool University Press) which won the Saltire Poetry Book of the Year Literary Award 2019 & Quick Fire, Slow Burning (Pavilion, LUP) released in April 2024.

She is writing her travel memoir Lonerlust about travelling alone searching landscapes, culture, desire & human connection, alongside her debut fiction novel, Of Sweet Figs and Forget-Me-Nots.

In partnership with the University of Liverpool Centre for New and International Writing and Pavilion Poetry.

www.janetteayachi.com

Tickets: £9.38

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