5 speakers 15 minutes each

Thu 1st Mar 2018

5 speakers, 15 minutes each

The Tabernacle

7pm

Yrsa Daley-Ward

Yrsa Daley-Ward

Yrsa Daley-Ward is a celebrated poet, model and actress. Of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage, she was raised by her grandparents in the north of England. Her first collection of poetry, bone, delves deep into her Afro-Caribbean heritage, mental health, and sexuality.

Yrsa has a huge following on Instagram, with strong followings from young women, LGBT and black communities. Her memoir, The Terrible, is being published by Particular Books in June 2018.

“Yrsa’s work is like holding the truth in your hands. It sweats and breathes before you. A glorious living thing.” Florence Welch

bone jacket

Dolly Alderton

Dolly Alderton

Dolly Alderton is an award winning journalist who has written for publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, GQ, Marie Claire, Red and Grazia. From 2015 t0 2017 she was a dating columnist for The Sunday Times Style. She is the co-host of The High Low Show, a weekly pop culture and current affairs podcast, with Pandora Sykes and also writes for television. Everything I Know About Love is her first book.

Everything I Know About Love

James Bloodworth

James Bloodworth

James Bloodworth is the former editor of Left Foot Forward, one of the most influential left-wing websites in the UK. He is a fortnightly columnist for the International Business Times and regularly contributes to the Independent, Guardian, New Statesman and Wall Street Journal.

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is a fellow in literature at All Souls College, Oxford, specialising in the Renaissance, and is midway through writing a book about John Donne. She is the author of five children's books; the most recent, The Explorer, won the 2017 Costa Children’s Book Award. Her play about the life of the writer Saki won the Best of Edinburgh award, and transferred to New York earlier this year. She also wrote a short animated film about a hedgehog which went on to win an Emmy, but honesty compels her to admit it was for the technology rather than the plot.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson is a journalist, columnist and novelist. She is former editor of The Lady - Britain's oldest women's weekly magazine, which has been in continuous circulation since 1885 - and the author of Notting Hell, Shire Hell and Winter Games. In 1989 she joined the staff of the Financial Times, becoming the first female graduate trainee at the paper, where she wrote on the economy. She moved to the BBC in 1994, but left to move to Washington DC as a columnist and freelancer in 1997. She has written weekly columns for the Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph, the Evening Standard and other regular columns for Easy Living, She Magazine, and the Financial Times. She is married with three children and lives in London.