Tuesday 30 August 2016

Dates for your diary: September / October 2016

Nov 30th Unity Words, Wakefield

Salena’s Bookshoppe: http://salenagodden.bigcartel.com

Salena Godden: Author of literary childhood memoir Springfield Road which was successfully crowd funded and published with Unbound in 2014 and author of Fishing In The Aftermath: Poems 1994- 2014 published with Burning Eye Books, marking twenty years of poetry and performance. New short fiction Blue Cornflowers was shortlisted for the 4th Estate and Guardian short story prize in June 2016. Shade is the title of Godden's contribution to The Good Immigrant which was crowd funded in record time and will be published by Unbound on September 22nd 2016. 

Salena Godden is one of Britain's foremost poets and a regular performer at literary festivals nationally and internationally. She's appeared as guest and writer for BBC radio programmes such as The Verb, Saturday Live, Loose Ends, Fact To Fiction and as poet in residence on BBC World Service programme Click. Salena has written and presented several arts documentaries, these include Seaside On The Rocks for Channel 4, Stir it up - 50 Years Writing Jamaica and Try A little Tenderness - The Lost Legacy of Little Miss Cornshucks both for BBC Radio 4. Widely recognised as a trailblazer for fellow performers, Salena Godden is a true renaissance woman, her stage presence is distinctive, her performances are electrifying, intensely powerful and full of laughter and warmth.

2016 Books:

Poem My Tits Are More Feminist Than Your Tits published in the Untitled Two anthology edited by Neu Reekie. London fiction The Camden Blood Thieves was published in The Unreliable Guide to London with Influx Press Commissioned essay Shade by Salena Godden is included in The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla, published by Unbound. And various poems are published in the Word Life 10th anniversary anthology, published and launched 30th September 2016.

Cahier Africain is a feature film documentary produced by award winning Swiss director Heidi Specogna with English narration by Salena Godden. The Cahier Africain World Premiere was at Locarno Film Festival August 2016 where the film was awarded the Premio Zonta Club Locarno award which is given to the film which promotes a better justice and social ethics by the Jury of the Semaine de la critique, Locarno. Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/130997211   

In other film news this year, Salena Godden played a small part in Brakes which premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival 2016. Brakes is an Independent UK debut comedy directed and written by Mercedes Grower and it stars Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt and many familiar faces of British comedy. Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/164458037

Waiting For Godden: www.salenagodden.com

BBC archives, poems & songs: https://soundcloud.com/salena-godden

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