an evening with verse writer

'An evening with verse writer’ is a poetic theatre production laced with a powerful blend of music and visual art. It is an adaption of poems and journal entries from my poetry anthology ‘of ivory and ink’. 

inspired by the timeless words of audre lorde’s quote “your silence will not protect you”, this play recounts stories of my childhood through intricately woven poems to stories of Black women’s resistance in several parts of the world.

an evening with verse writer is an interactive piece that invites the audience to take part and express themselves in these moments.

as part of story story festival, i screened ‘an evening with verse writer : a documentary by lanaire aderemi‘ to provide people with an intimate revelation of my collaborative creative process.


poetry show at imperial arts audio gallery , letchworth garden city- 24th june 2017

of ivory and ink launch, lucid lemons, lagos - 5th august 2017

tristan bates theatre, london - dec 10th and 11th 2018

shoot festival, coventry - 6th april 2019

warwick arts centre, coventry - 2nd to 3rd october 2019

story story festival - 7th february 2021