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Penguin Pride: Queer poet Keith Jarrett – watch

In the lead up to Penguin Pride at Proud Galleries in Camden on 5 July, we’re highlighting some of the incredible queer voices of the literary world.

One such voice, Keith Jarrett, has recorded an exclusive reading of his poem “A New Spelling of My Name” for Gay Times and Penguin.

We got the chance to hang out with Keith earlier this month alongside fellow Penguin Pride at Proud performer Toby Campion. The pair went through their influences and the importance of finding your voice in a noisy world. You can check out that video below:

Filling the space at Proud Galleries with panel discussions, live readings and spoken word performances, Penguin Pride at Proud will also feature a specially curated photography exhibition in association with Stonewall. There will also be an exclusive performance from superstar headliner Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) on the main stage.

Main Stage line-up:

Keynote – Fox Fisher (Trans Campaigner)
Headline act – Kele Okereke
Main support – Z-Star Delta
Performance Poet – Toby Campion
Performance Poet – Keith Jarrett
Performance Poet – MC Angel
Panel discussion – featuring Paul Flynn (author of Good As You), Zee Gachette (Z-Star Delta), Matthew Todd (author of Straight Jacket) and Rebecca Stinson (Head of Trans Inclusion, Stonewall), and moderated by Josh Rivers (Gay Times).

What’s more, the evening will also feature a number of pop-ups, including:

  • A photography exhibition curated by Penguin and Stonewall – looking back at the last 50 years;
  • A bookshop selling a range of LGBT+ focused titles; and
  • A Stonewall merchandise and literature stall.

Doors will open at 6.30pm, and the event will start at 7.30pm.

A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Stonewall’s incredible work and you can buy your tickets via penguin.co.uk/pride. Make sure to use our exclusive discount code: GTIMES10

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