This is a sponsored post on behalf of Richmond Literature Festival.
Two of Londonist’s favourite spoken word artists, Inua Ellams and Jacob Sam-La Rose, close Richmond Literature Festival in an intimate pop-up Literary Salon on Friday 30 November.
We’ve seen Ellams — who describes himself as “the lovechild of John Keats and Mos Def” — in various settings, such as performing poems in a cornershop and delivering entire one-man shows in theatres. He’s a genius storyteller and a spellbinding performer, wherever.
Softly spoken Lewisham local Sam La-Rose has done loads of amazing things in education and in developing young poets. He was a guest at a Londonist-supported event at Lewisham Lit Fest last year, and his own work is sharply intelligent, vivid and engaging.
Bottom line is, you can expect a captivating and entertaining performance from both of them. There are only 30 seats available though, so don’t delay.
Pop-Up Literary Salon is at 54 Heath Road, Twickenham TW1 4BX on Friday 30 November at 7.30pm. Tickets £7/£5.50. Book online at www.richmondliterature.com or call 020 8831 6494.