An Evening with Yomi Sode

We are delighted to be hosting award-winning Nigerian British writer, Yomi Sode, for a speaker event on October 4th this year.

Readings from his powerful debut collection, Manorism, published by Penguin Press and shortlisted for the 2022 TS Eliot Poetry Prize as well as the Rathbones Poetry Prize, will be followed by a Q&A session.

Tickets for this event are free, but must be booked in advance.


Yomi is one of the most exciting and talented writers of his generation. A recipient of the 2019 Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship, he was also shortlisted for The Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021.

His acclaimed one-man show COAT toured nationally to sold-out audiences, including at the Brighton Festival, Roundhouse Camden and the Battersea Arts Centre. The theatrical adaptation of his collection had three sell out shows in October 2022. In 2020 his libretto Remnants, written in collaboration with award-winning composer James B. Wilson and performed with Chineke! Orchestra premiered on BBC Radio 3.

In 2021, his play, and breathe… premiered at the Almeida Theatre to rave reviews. Yomi is a Complete Works alumnus and a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. He is the founder of BoxedIn, First Five, The Daddy Diaries, and mentorship programme, 12 in 12.

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