Events

Queer Contact 17: Outspoken

Join myself and 4 amazing writers for a very special showcase of queer spoken word,poetry and literature in the beautiful setting of Manchester Central Library. Hosted by Adam Lowe (Young Enigma). Featuring the talents of Dean Atta, Paula Varjack, Gerry Potter and Maya Chowdhry.

Peas on Earth

A research and development project investigating the use of augmented reality to produce an immersive live experience. Building on and developing my work created via Divergency, through investigations with technologists, live artists and potential audiences to create a show that capitalises on the best aspects of performance and technology.

Fossil – poetry book

Fossil explores the impact of human activity on climate change though a post-colonial lens and from the perspective of all life on earth including plants, creatures, elements and inanimate objects. “The poems in Fossil have been waiting millions of years to be born. Maya Chowdhry’s language erupts out of deep time, vital and vivid. This is powerful work.” Robert Minhinnick

Experimental Words

Biology meets balladry, physics encounters pentameter and chemistry confronts cadence, as leading scientists are paired with some of Manchester’s finest spoken-word artists to compete in a science slam show.

Peepal Tree Salon at Waterstones Piccadilly

15 June 2016, 7pm Free but please book! Waterstones Piccadilly will be hosting an evening of memoir, poetry

CONTINENT CHOP CHOP: austerity, refugees and climate destruction

A story told through poetry, music and digital-media connecting legacies of inequality to climate change. Continent Chop Chop’ is a touring Transmedia production linking narratives of climate change to the broader issues of poverty, race and social justice. Using interwoven narratives portrayed through music, poetry, and projected imagery.

A Place at the Table – immersive theatre

I recently worked with B Arts on ‘A Place At The Table’, a new immersive theatre show and meal from B Arts. Welcome to the School of Improbable Cooking. No reservation? We might just squeeze you in. Where’s the kitchen? It’s right here. Can I take your coat? How about this apron? That should fit you. We look forward to working with you on your meal.

Tales from the Towpath at Manchester Literature Festival

Tales from the Towpath, an immersive literature work for Manchester Literature Festival, 6-19 October 2014. Tales from the Towpath is an immersive story inspired by Manchester’s waterways and their ecological fate. It spans the Victorian city to an uncertain future 50 years from now. Three characters circle one another across time, with fragments of their stories found in geocaches (past), live performance (present) and augmented reality Zappar codes (future).

Poppy Picnic

Looking for something new to do at the weekend this summer? Pack a picnic, bring your family and

Writing apps

Here is a list of useful writing apps (explored but not tested extensively) presented as part of my workshop at Contact / Black Writers Conference 2014