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D/deafness Writes Back!

with Raymond Antrobus, Joyce Dunbar and Aliya Gulamani

In Association with Writers’ Centre Norwich

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Book four or more events at the City of Literature Weekend and save £1.50 per ticket. Join us for all events across the weekend for £90 (save £46).

How does D/deafness affect one’s ability to write, perform and enjoy what others have written?Poet and performer Raymond Antrobus and children’s writer Joyce Dunbar shed light on the challenges and triumphs of D/deafness in the creative community.

Hosted by writer Aliya Gulamani.

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Assisted performances: BSL logo. Captioning logo. BSL interpreted and Captioned  

Duration: c. 1 hour

Ray Antrobus

'Echo (We Belong Here)'

Joyce Dunbar

'Eggday'

Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus is a Jamaican, British poet, performer and hearing aid user. His poems have been published in magazines and literary journals including The Rialto and Magma Poetry. He is one of six London Laureates, a Complete Works III fellow and one of the world’s first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word education. His second collection is called Shapes & Disfigurements Of Raymond Antrobus.

Joyce Dunbar

Joyce Dunbar has written over 80 books for children, including Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep, Oddly, and I Want a Mini Tiger. Her picture books Shoe Baby and Moon Bird have been adapted as stage plays. An animated television series of Mouse & Mole is currently in development.

Aliya Gulamani

Aliya Gulamani is a deaf writer who has been involved in numerous creative projects, including writing short stories, making films, acting and creating plays. She is a keen advocate for diversity in publishing (and beyond), and currently works as a Communications and Projects Assistant at Spread the Word, London’s leading literature charity.

Tickets

Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Book four or more events at the City of Literature Weekend and save £1.50 per ticket. Join us for all events across the weekend for £90 (save £46).

In association with Writers’ Centre Norwich

Writers' Centre Norwich logo.Norwich City of Literature Logo