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LGBT+ History Month at Birkbeck Library. An Evening of Queer Poetry

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building

Join the Library in celebrating LGBT+ History Month with an evening of queer poetry by a selection of Birkbeck's poets, compered by Julia Bell.

Dr Golnoosh Nour is the author of the poetry collection Sorrows of the Sun (2017) and the collection of short stories The Ministry of Guidance and Other Stories, to be published in April this year.  Her writing explores queer desire through a postcolonial lens. Golnoosh teaches creative writing at Birkbeck and The University of Bedfordshire

Valentine Carter has had some short fiction published in some places, and done some readings of short fiction and poetry, in some places. She is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Birkbeck.

Fran Lock is a sometime itinerant dog-whisperer and the author of seven poetry collections, most recently Raptures and Captures (Culture Matters, 2019), and Contains Mild Peril (Out-Spoken Press, 2019). Fran has recently submitted her practice-based Ph.D. at Birkbeck titled, 'Impossible Telling and the Epistolary Form: Contemporary Poetry, Mourning and Trauma'. She is an associate editor at Culture Matters.

Keith Jarrett writes poetry and fiction, with much of his work exploring Caribbean history, religion and sexuality. He was selected for the International Literary Showcase by Val McDermid as one of 10 most outstanding LGBT writers in the UK.

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