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Vout-O-Reenee's, The Crypt, 30 Prescot St, E1 8BB London, United Kingdom
Join us for the Saboteur Awards launch party at Vout-O-Reenees, club for the Surrealistically Distinguished.
The evening will see the return of Saboteur Awards 2017 Alumni: Dominic Berry (winner of Best Spoken Word Performer), Lucy Durneen (winner of Best Short Story Collection), Maria Ferguson (winner of Best Spoken Word Show), Irenosen Okojie (finalist for Best Short Story Collection), Elisabeth Sennitt Clough (winner of Best Poetry Pamphlet), and Freya McClements — Writer (winner of Best Reviewer of Literature).
To cap it all off, Hera Lindsay Bird will be joining us as part of her reading tour in the UK!
The party will be emceed by Lucy Irene Fitchett Ayrton and James William Purcell Webster.
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Accessibility information can be found here: saboteurawards.org/accessibility
Dominic Berry won Best Spoken Word Performer at last year's Saboteur Awards. dominicberry.net
Lucy Durneen's short stories, nonfiction and poetry have been published and commended in leading international journals, adapted for broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and noted in Best American Essays 2017. Her first short story collection, Wild Gestures, was published by MidnightSun last year, and won Best Collection at the Saboteur Awards.
Maria Ferguson is a writer and performer from Essex. Her debut show Fat Girls Don't Dance won the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show 2017 and is published by Oberon Books. She is currently working on her new show, Essex Girl.
Hera Lindsay Bird is a New Zealand poet, her debut collection Hera Lindsay Bird was published by Penguin in 2017. Pamper Me to Hell & Back was published as the Laureate's Choice by the Poetry Business.
Freya McClements’ first collection of short stories, The Dangerous Edge of Things, was published in 2012 and she is currently completing a second collection — on the theme of borders — with the assistance of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. A staff journalist with the BBC in Northern Ireland for ten years, she now writes for the Irish Times and continues to present and produce documentaries for BBC Radio 4. She won last year’s Saboteur Award for Best Reviewer for her literary reviews in the Irish Times.
Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian British writer. Her debut novel Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for an Edinburgh International First Book Award. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Observer,The Guardian, the BBC and the Huffington Post amongst other publications. Her short stories have been published internationally including Salt's Best British Short Stories 2017, Kwani? and The Year's Best Weird Fiction. Her short story collection Speak Gigantular, published by Jacaranda Books was shortlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award.irenosenokojie.comTwitter: @IrenosenOkojie
Elisabeth Sennitt Clough is the author of Glass (Best Pamphlet Saboteur Awards 2017) and a full collection, Sightings (Michael Schmidt Award for Best Portfolio). A poem from Sightings was published in the Forward Book of Poetry 2018. Other poems have appeared in The Rialto, Poem, Mslexia, Wasafiri, Magma, The Cannon’s Mouth and Stand.