Friday 10 December 6:30 pm UK time - 7:30 pm UK time
Quay Words has been privileged this year to work with Poetry Africa in Durban South Africa on a programme of development days to showcase and bring together women writers from the UK and South Africa. This event is our final collaboration for the programme and we’re thrilled to be be presenting two fantastic poets to celebrate, Thando Fuze based in South Africa and Tolu Agbelusi based in the UK.
This event will be live streamed via Crowdcast, free of charge. Join us from 6.30 pm UK time. Save your seat here.
Tolu Agbelusi is the author of Locating Strongwoman (Jacaranda Books 2020). A Nigerian British poet, playwright and educator, she was shortlisted for the 2018 White Review Poetry Prize and Longlisted for the Jerwood Compton Poetry Prize in 2017 and 2019. Her work has been published internationally including in Aké Review, White Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Brittle Paper and Peepal Tree’s Filligree Anthology. Tolu has performed on many stages including at Cheltenham Lit Festival, Stanza International Poetry Festival, Lagos International Poetry Festival Poetry Africa & Women of the World Festival. She is the founder of Home Sessions, a poetry development program for young Black poets and she also facilitates a variety of workshops for schools, universities, festivals, etc. For more information about her work, visit her website.
Thando Fuze is a spoken word artist, writer, curator and author of Conversations with The Human. Fuze was born and bred in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is the founder and director of Fuze Art, a literary arts and performance company prioritizing works by female artists. Her work explores topics around identity & individualism, sexuality & gender (in)equality, and politics which all follow a theme of love in different forms. In 2016 Fuze started the project, SHEfted Minds, a platform solely created for female artists to showcase their creative works. She also works with various schools and colleges as a Peer Educator in and around the Pinetown area setting up poetry platforms used as safe zones for the youth to discuss issues affecting them, using spoken word as the medium of choice.