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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Notes and Queeries : Keith Jarrett at the British Library

Keith Jarrett

Queerguru’s London Correspondent JONATHAN KEMP has another day job too.  He is the published author of London Triptych (Myriad, 2010) which was shortlisted for the inaugural Green Carnation Prize and won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award in 2011. His other fiction works include Twentysix (2011) and Ghosting (2015), and his nonfiction works include The Penetrated Male (Punctum Books 2012) and Homotopia? Gay Identity, Sameness & the Politics of Desire(2016).  Oh yes, he also teaches creative writing at Middlesex University.

Tonight he is  hosting a discussion with poet, author and playwright Keith Jarrett as he explores his relationship to libraries and reading as a gay man by delving into the collections at the British Library and unlocking the queer potential in material which means something to him – revealing that queer power can reside in some of the most unlikely of placesTonight he is  hosting a discussion with poet, author and playwright Keith Jarrett as he explores his relationship to libraries and reading as a gay man by delving into the collections at the British Library and unlocking the queer potential in material which means something to him – revealing that queer power can reside in some of the most unlikely of places. Keith will reflect on his work and how libraries and reading have influenced him in a conversation led by writer and academic 

Jarrett, a  UK poetry slam champion and Rio International Poetry Slam Winner, is a PhD scholar at Birkbeck University, where he is completing his first novel. His play, Safest Spot in Town, was aired on BBC Four, and his book of poetry, Selah, was published in 2017. His work has appeared in anthologies and magazines, including Attitude and Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poetry, exploring Caribbean history, religion and sexuality.




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