04. February 2019 - 19:30 till 21:00
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What Days We’re Having Now: Three Young Poets Perform at King's | Anatomy Theatre & Museum | Monday, 04. February 2019

A new poetry show featuring Alex MacDonald, Ella Frears and Will Harris
When you’re on an adventure, you need a map

Take one last look at your teenage bedroom - its floordrobe and cereal bowls, the photos on the wall – then head out into the world. Up-and-coming poets Alex MacDonald, Ella Frears and Will Harris will be addressing the peculiar pressures of Generation Z life in a spoken anthology of subtly theatricalised poems touching on identity, uncertainty, the meaning of family and the nature of love. Experience for yourselves how poems can help negotiate life in this universally funny, sad and sweet show, coming to King's College London this spring term. 
After the show, Alex, Ella and Will have agreed to answer your questions in a Q&A session tailored to creative writing students at King's. Topics for discussion could include the writing process, what it takes to make a living as a poet and students’ own future creative options. Audience members will also be invited to participate by submitting a poem post-event for the Jaybird Live Literature website ().
Read a poem by Alex, one by Ella and one by Will. 

The Poets 
Will Harris has worked in schools, led workshops at the Southbank Centre and taught for The Poetry School. He co-edits 13 Pages and organises The Poetry Inquisition. He is an Assistant Editor at The Rialto, part of the editorial team behind Swimmers and a fellow of The Complete Works III. His poem 'Say' is shortlisted for the 2018 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. His pamphlet All This Is Implied is published by Happenstance.
Ella Frears is a poet, writer and visual artist. She was awarded a place on the Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Scheme 2016/17 and received a fully funded scholarship for the MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway where she was Poet in Residence writing about the Cassini Space Mission. She has also just been shortlisted for the poetry category of the Manchester Writing Competition. Her pamphlet Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity ispublished by Burley Fisher Books. 
Alex MacDonald has recently had poems published by Clinic, English Pen, Rising and The Oxfam Book of Young Poets. He was a runner up in the Pighog / Poetry School Prize and ran the reading series 'Selected Poems at the V&A Reading Rooms'. He's a parliamentary speech-writer by profession, and has a particular interest in young people's mental health. His debut pamphlet Knowing This Has Changed My Ending was published by Offord Road Books in 2018