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Spring: A Salon For New Queer And Feminist Writing
Fri 25 Oct 2019, 6.30-9pm
Past event

Join an evening of readings and discussions as queer and feminist London-based writers share their recent and forthcoming work alongside work by writers who inspire them.

Spring is a new programme of events creating a space for work-in-progress and discovering new voices. This inaugural evening is hosted by journalist Amelia Abraham and writer and poet Hannah Regel, who invite writers Helen Charman, Sabeen Chaudhry, Sophie Mackintosh and Rhoda Adum Boateng to share their work.


Amelia Abraham (b. 1991) is a journalist from London. She writes for The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Sunday Times, The New Statesman, ES Magazine, VICE, i-D magazine and Dazed. Her first book, Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ+ Culture, was published by Picador in 2019. She has spoken at Oxford University, the ICA, The London Review of Books and Southbank Centre on her writing and about LGBTQ+ rights.

Hannah Regel lives in London. Her first collection of poetry, When I Was Alive, was published by Montez Press in 2017; a second is forthcoming. She is writing a PhD thesis on performative writing at Goldsmiths College where she also teaches.

Rhoda Adum Boateng is a writer based in London. She is currently working under the moniker ‘trusting mechanics’.

Helen Charman is a writer, researcher and teacher currently based in London. Her poetry has been published in The White Review, Blackbox Manifold, Datableed, Hotel, and Carcanet’s New Poetries VII. In 2019 her pamphlet Daddy Poem was shortlisted for the Ivan Juritz prize for creative experiment. Her critical writing can be found in The White Review, frieze, The Stinging Fly and The Guardian. She has just finished a PhD on the intersection of maternity, psychoanalysis and capitalism in social realist fiction, and teaches undergraduates at Camberwell College of Art and postgraduates at Anglia Ruskin University.

Sabeen Chaudhry is a writer and theorist based in London. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University and is currently undertaking a PhD at Kingston University, researching ‘millennial’ love and contemporary media technologies. Recently, her work has appeared in SALT Magazine, Parasol: Journal of the Centre for Experimental Ontology and The Institute of Queer Ecology’s multi-format publication, Common Survival.

Sophie Mackintosh‘s fiction, essays and poetry have been published by Granta, The New York Times and The Stinging Fly, among others. She is the author of The Water Cure, which was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Her second novel, Blue Ticket, is forthcoming in Spring 2020.


  • Ear plugs, ear defenders, magnifying glasses and wheelchairs are all available.
  • Captioning and subtitles are not available at this event.
  • The event is seated.
  • Readings will take place 6.30–7.30pm. There will be a break between 7.30–8pm for refreshments. Readings and discussion will continue from 8–9pm.
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