Hillingdon Library Service presents
Dean Atta: A Decade in Books

at Compass Theatre
Dean Atta: A Decade in Books

February 2023 marks the 10-year anniversary of the debut poetry collection; I Am Nobody's N- (The Westbourne Press) by black queer author Dean Atta. He has since published two young adult novels in verse, The Black Flamingo and Only on the Weekends, as well as his second collection of poems; There is (still) love here.

In this celebratory event during LGBT+ History Month, Dean will read some of his favourite poems and excerpts from his two novels, as well as discuss his four books in-conversation with Esha Chaman. There will be an audience Q&A with a chance for you to ask Dean questions about his books and being a writer.

Ticket cost: Full Price £5 each / Students £3 each / Under 18s £0.00 each, when accompanied by a full price ticket holder.

About Dean Atta

Dean Atta is a British author from London. He is a Malika's Poetry Kitchen member, National Poetry Day ambassador and LGBT+ History Month patron. Dean’s poems have been highly commended by the Forward Prizes for Poetry and shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize and Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition. His books have been praised by the likes of Bernardine Evaristo, Benjamin Zephaniah and Malorie Blackman. Dean’s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody's N- (The Westbourne Press), was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and his novel in verse, The Black Flamingo (Hodder Children’s Books), won the Stonewall Book Award and was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, Jhalak Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize and Waterstones Children’s Book Award. His second novel, Only on the Weekends (Hodder Children’s Books), and his second poetry collection, There is (still) love here (Nine Arches Press) were both published in 2022.

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Show Times

Tuesday 21 February, 2023 at
Full Price - £5.00
Under 18s - £0.00
Student - £3.00
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