Front Room Poetry with Debris Stevenson 31 March at 7.30pm on Zoom
We are really looking forward to having Debris Stevenson headlining Front Room Poetry
Front Room Poetry has really been about human connection during these challenging months. From our living room, to thirty, forty other peoples living rooms, bedrooms, gardens and cars, deep into the hearts and lives of others through the stories and poems that we’ve shared over Zoom. It’s felt personal and political, we are humbled to have had the opportunity to host some of the best poets in the UK, alongside our amazing local talent, some brave enough to test their voice for the very first time.
Dyslexic writer, Grime poet, working-class academic, pansexual ex-Mormon and Bashment dancing social activist from the seam between East London and Essex. Debris has no choice but to explore the intersectional, unexpected and unjust.
At just 18 Debris hosted Turning Point Festival whilst followed by Channel 4. Since, she has graduated top of her class twice, set up an organisation teaching thousands of young people poetry as a life skill (Mouthy Poets), worked in over 20 countries, designed foundation performance poetry modules at Nottingham University and had her debut poetry pamphlet, Pigeon Party, published by Flipped Eye.
Debris’ debut show, Poet in da Corner (writer and performer), premiered at The Royal Court in 2018, receiving 4-5 stars across the board and saw Debris nominated for an Emerging Talent of The Year Award (Evening Standard Theatre Awards). Poet in da Corner returned to the Royal Court and toured the UK early 2020 alongside the release of the Poet in da Corner album with Accidental Records.
Debris is currently developing a new dance focused project called The Write to Rave exploring the radicalism of the rave. When Debris isn’t writing she can be found dancing for organisations such as The Heatwave and Red Bull Music Academy.
If you would like to register for Front Room Poetry with Debris Stevenson on 31 March please follow the link below. We have a total of 10 slots available for the open mic on a first come, first serve basis. After registration an email will be sent to you with details to join us on Zoom. For any further questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org