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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Poetic Responses

A painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, featuring four male presenting Black figures in green sweaters, with a lighter green background.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Complications, 2013 Pinault Collection @ Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Hear new writing inspired by the work of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

This online event celebrates Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s writing alongside work by leading and emerging writers. These works respond to her current Tate Britain exhibition.

The evening includes a showcase of winning entries to a Tate Collective writing competition. The winners, Salma Ali, Abondance Matanda and Toyo Odetunde will be sharing their work. There will also be a further invitation for audiences to develop their own future writing practices.

This event includes BSL interpretation.


Caleb Azumah Nelson

Caleb Azumah Nelson is a British-Ghanaian writer and photographer, living in South East London. His writing has been published in Litro and Granta. He was recently shortlisted for the Palm Photo Prize and won the People’s Choice prize. His debut novel, Open Water (Penguin Viking), is out now.

Aurella Yussuf

Aurella Yussuf is a writer and Art Historian. After completing a BA in the History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton, she received her MA in Global Arts from Goldsmiths College. She is a founding member of interdisciplinary art collective Thick/er Black Lines and the convener of Kitchen Table Crit, a monthly forum for Black artists and writers.

Dr Anthony Joseph

Dr Anthony Joseph is an award-winning Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician. He is the author of four poetry collections and three novels. His Sonnets for Albert collection is forthcoming from Bloomsbury publishing in June 2022. As a musician, he has released eight critically acclaimed albums, and in 2020 received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composers Award. He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at De Montfort University, Leicester

Supported by Denise Coates Foundation

Tate Collective is supported by Jean and Melanie Salata with additional support from Garfield Weston Foundation, The Rothschild Foundation, and Tate Patrons

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The event is now fully booked.

Details on how to join the event have now been sent to bookers. If you have booked and have not received the Zoom link please email us.

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Date & Time

22 March 2021 at 18.30–20.00

Supported by

Denise Coates Foundation

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