D/deafness Writes Back!
with Raymond Antrobus, Joyce Dunbar and Aliya Gulamani
In Association with Writers’ Centre Norwich
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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.
Assisted performances: BSL interpreted and Captioned
Duration: c. 1 hour
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 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 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.
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.
In association with Writers’ Centre Norwich