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F.T. Prince Memorial Lecture - Malika Booker  Event

Malika Booker
18:00 - 19:00
18 October 2022
Avenue Campus

Event details

These lectures are given every year in honour of the poet and scholar F. T. Prince, who was one of Southampton's first English professors. Invited speakers explore new directions in literary studies, drawing on the English department's wide range of intellectual interests. Previous speakers have included Daljit Nagra, Christopher Ricks, Simon Gikandi, Tjawangwa Dema and Isobel Armstrong.

'The Little Miracles' - an evening with Malika Booker

You are cordially invited to the 10th annual F. T. Prince Memorial Lecture which will be given by the poet, theatre-maker, and artist Malika Booker. This special event is a chance to hear one of the most important voices in UK poetry, and a pioneer of the spoken word movement. Malika will read from her work and discuss the histories, writers, and traditions that have shaped her writing.

Malika Booker has written poems, plays, and monologues, and her work has been included widely in anthologies, from Penguin Modern Poets to the school curriculum. She won the Cholmondeley Award in 2019 for her outstanding contribution to poetry, and the 2020 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. She is the co-founder of the influential poetry collective, Malika's Kitchen, which celebrated two decades with the recent anthology Too Young, Too Loud, Too Different (2021). She was made fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.

This event is co-organised with the Winchester Poetry Festival, and will be introduced by Professor Will May.

Please note this is a free in-person event however you must book a place if you wish to attend, if you have not booked a place we cannot guarantee admittance. This is a very popular lecture with limited space so please ensure you register soon to avoid disappointment. Bookings will close at 6pm on Thursday 13 October 2022.

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