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March 19, 2017

An evening with Swimmers

Swimmers presents Elsa Court, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, and Lara Pawson at The Function Room, Somers Town, for an evening of literature and the announcement of Pamphlet Issue 7.

Elsa Court is an academic and journalist living in London, originally from France. Her work has appeared in the Financial Times, Moveable Type, and Review 31, and is forthcoming in the TLS and A Woman Is A Cinema, a new Canadian arts and literature journal. She is currently working on a book based on her PhD thesis, “Émigré Representations of the American Roadside in Postwar Literature, Film, and Photography.

Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a British-born Ghanaian poet and writer. A former member of the Barbican Young Poets, her work has been commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts, in addition to being featured on BBC Radio 4. In 2016, she was shortlisted for the Brunel University International African Poetry Prize. Her debut pamphlet, Girl B, was released this year as part of the African Poetry Book Fund’s annual New Generation African Poets series, edited by Kwame Dawes.

Lara Pawson is based in London. For significant stretches, she has lived and worked in Abidjan, Accra, Bamako, Johannesburg, Luanda and an auberge in the Alpes-Maritimes. This Is the Place to Be is her second book. In the Name of the People: Angola’s Forgotten Massacre was her first. She’s uneasy with the title journalist, which is what she used to be, with the BBC World Service.