4:30pm – 6:30pm
In 2001, Malika Booker and Roger Robinson were young, black poets being overlooked by the poetry establishment, but serious about their work and dedicated to their craft. They invited other poets to join them around Malika’s kitchen table in Brixton every Friday night to inspire and encourage each other, share ideas and workshop poems. 20 years later, Malika’s Poetry Kitchen still meets on Friday nights and celebrates its first two decades with an anniversary anthology, Too Young, Too Loud, Too Different, featuring new poems from more than 60 members of the MPK family. This diverse collective has nurtured some of the finest poets to emerge in the UK this century – join Fahad Al-Amoudi, Kostya Tsolakis, director Jill Abram and Khairani Barokka to hear some of the poems they have cooked up around the kitchen table in what will be a lively and celebratory event!