Maya Chowdhry

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WORD UP - Tues 14 May 2013, 19:30
A night of poetry and word play in the anachronistically intimate setting of Three Minute Theatre, hosted by Steph Pike and featuring: Maya Chowdhry, Clare Shaw, Heena Patel and Hayles Photos.

Women in the Spotlight - Fri 15 March 2013, 13:00-17:00
A workshop for Spoken Word artists in association with Commonword
3 Minute Theatre. More info on the Facebook event page

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NATIONAL POETRY DAY - Thursday 4 October 2012
Rochdale Central Library in the Wheatsheaf  Centre. Acclaimed poet Maya Chowdhry Readings, a film presentation and a workshop 11.30am - 1pm  To book a free place on either workshop please phone 0845 121 2927 or email


POETRY PLACES - Friday 5 October 2012
Bolton Library and Museum Services invite you to join award-winning poet Maya Chowdhry to celebrate National Poetry Day. This event features a poetry workshop on the theme of “places”, a reading from Maya and guest readings on the National Poetry Day theme - Stars. Light refreshments will be served. Advance booking required as places are limited. To book call 01204 332209 or email

Out of Bounds
Manchester Literature Festival
Saturday 20 October 2012
6pm - Waterstones
Cultureword and Bloodaxe poetry bring you an alternative A to Z of the nation. Out of Bounds is a definitive anthology that brings together new and established black and Asian writers and places them firmly on the map of what is great and not so great about Britain. It stops off in the Highlands and Islands, skirts the North East coast from Whitley Bay to the sands of Bridlington, wanders lonely through the Lake District and Yorkshire, criss-crosses the North West, then climbs the mountains of Wales before descending to the Black Country and Southern England. Tonight’s event features readings from local contributors Maya Chowdhry, Segun Lee-French, Nabila Jameel, Pete Kalu, Shamshad Khan and John Siddique.

When Black is Red
Join Peepal Tree Press for the launch of Red, an anthology of contemporary black British poetry. Red embraces life, history, despair and triumph, the everyday and the visionary. Poets Maya ChowdhrySimon MurrayMonika-Akila Richards and Forward Poetry Prize winner Daljit Nagra will read from and discuss their contributions to the anthology.

Wordoodles at The Big Chill
Maya will be performing with an eclectic range of artistes. Doodlebug continues to present mindfood from up North with it’s intemate TV style midnight soiree of inspired conversations, wordflow, nutritious extracts, and plenty of tasty whispers courtesy of…wordoodles.

Upcoming Events
Tues 14 May 2013
3 Minute Theatre
Women in the Spotlight
Fri 15 March 2013
3 Minute Theatre

Past Events

Thursday 4 October 2012
11:30am-1pm - Meet the Poets + Workshop
Rochdale Central Library

Friday 5 October 2012
1-3pm - Poetry Places
Bolton Library
Saturday 20 October 2012
6pm - Manchester Literature Festival, Waterstones

Thursday 14 October 2012
7:45pm - When Black is Red
BayLit 10

Tuesday 27 June 2012
7:00pm - Fade + Poetry Evening
3 Minute Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 20 April 2011
7:00pm - WorDance at Kala Sangam, Bradford
Thursday 5 August
11pm - Wordoodles @The Big Chill
Monday 31 May 2010
3pm - Wordoodles @ Eurocultured
Wednesday 25th November
The Global Garment Swop Shop - 8pm Greenroom. Free!
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