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THE winner of the Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2014 will perform her poetry at Brunel Library.
Liyou Libsekal was born in Ethiopia and still lives there, and her powerful, beautiful poetry explores the conflicts in contemporary African society.
After winning the prize from Brunel she accepted a chapbook (booklet) publishing contract with the New Generation African Poets’ Series in the US.
She will read and chat with novelist and critic Dr Bernardine Evaristo MBE, reader in creative writing at Brunel. THE Sunday Sessions were running on a trial basis for five months ending in September, but lucky festival lovers can make the most of an ‘extended play’ when they return on Sunday.
The day involves a free festival with live music, comedy, street food, a bar and loads of hands-on activities for all the family, including a 30ft LEGO table, thousands of loom bands and hula hooping on the lawn.
Caron Pook of Duckpond Market, Dan Nicholls of The Sound Crowd and The Buzz Lightweights and Mark Jones, local comedy writer, producer and children’s comic, set up The Sunday Sessions to provide a local event where friends, families and dogs can walk in and be involved.
The event can remain free if customers go along, buy a drink at the bar and enjoy the street food.
Three talented former Brunel BA and now MA students in creative writing, Kirsty Edwards-Capes, Emma Jeremy and Romany Stott,
Artists give their time free and in return receive a promotional space and an appreciative crowd. What? The Sunday Sessions Where? The Great Barn, Bury Street, Ruislip, HA4 7SU When? Sunday, October 12, 11am-4pm Cost? Free See: www.thesundaysessions. org
will also read. What? Brunel Author Series – Liyou Libsekal talks to