We’re excited to be returning to the Edinburgh International Book Festival for another year! This time we’ll be showcasing live readings and performance from Anna Cheung, Etzali Hernandez, Amanda Ajomale, Rachel Kareem, and Sean Wai Keung, with Andrés N. Ordorica chairing.
Tickets are Pay What You Can and are available from the EIBF website here. We can’t wait to see you there!
Read on below to learn more about our performers.
Anna Cheung is a poet based in Glasgow. Her debut poetry collection, ‘Where Decay Sleeps’, was published in October 2021 by Haunt Publishing. As well as being published in literary magazines such as Dreich, Koening Zine, Zarf and Dusk and Shiver, she also has forthcoming publications with Geist’s Myth & Lore and Banshee Journal.
Etzali Hernández is a queer latinx poet, coder and DJ based in Glasgow. Their work has been published in Ascend magazine, We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology and in Ceremony by SBNW. Their first pamphlet, from murky waters, we rise, was published this year by Forest Publications.
Amanda Ajomale is a mother, a writer, a poet, and a blogger who uses the power in her words to embrace the realities of her mental health journey. Her blog, The A Word, was founded in 2020 with the aim to share and destigmatise topics such as Body Dysmorphia, Post-Natal Depression, and, of course, Queer Love.
Rachel Kareem is a British-Nigerian neurodivergent writer and freelance journalist from Peckham, living in Scotland. She writes Afrofuturism and fantasy as colourful as she presents and is influenced by Nigerian history and Yoruba spirituality, anime, comic books, and Chinese and Korean dramas.
Sean Wai Keung is a poet, performance maker and food writer based in Glasgow. His debut poetry collection ‘sikfan glaschu’ was published by Verve Poetry Press in 2021 and was subsequently shortlisted for the Kavya Prize. His full list of works can be accessed via seanwaikeung.carrd.co
Andrés N. Ordorica is a queer Latinx writer based in Edinburgh. His writing attempts to map the journey of his diasporic experience and unpack what it means to be from ni de aquí, ni de allá. His debut poetry collection, At Least This I Know, is published with 404 Ink.