7 October, 2021

C+nto enters the private lives of women from the butch counterculture, telling the inside story of the protests they led in the ‘90s to reclaim their bodies as their own – their difficult balance between survival and self-expression. History, magic, rebellion, party and sermon vibrate through Joelle Taylor’s cantos to uncover these underground communities forged by women.

Part-memoir and part-conjecture, Taylor explores sexuality and gender in poetry that is lyrical, expansive, imagistic, epic and intimate. C+nto is a love poem, a riot, a late night and an honouring.

Experience the world of C+nto as Joelle Taylor embarks on UK-wide event and broadcast tour.

ONLINE EVENTS

Lighthouse Books
Interview as part of the Read, Think, Act series
12 Nov
Online, free

 

PAST EVENTS

Bradford Literature Festival
Live Author Performance at Lyrical Mehfil
26 Jun
7:30pm – 10:00pm

Bristol Pride in association with Raise the Bar
Spoken Word Cabaret
The Old Market Assembly
4 – 8 Jul

Primadonna Festival
Live Author Performance

Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Suffolk
30 Jul

Rebel Dyke Exhibition
Live Author Performance
Space Station 65, London
6 Aug

Olby’s Soul Café
Book Launch Event
Margate
19 Aug 2021, 7pm

Front Room Poetry
Author Performance
Bradford
25 August 2021, 7pm

Belfast Book Festival
Live reading, Q&A + Poetry Competition Launch

via Zoom
26 August 2021, 8pm – 9:30pm

Edinburgh International Festival
A Toast to the People: Francesca Beard and Joelle Taylor
27 Aug, 8pm

The Leeds Library
Book Launch Event
3 Sept, 7.30pm

Ripples of Hope Festival
Panel Event
Manchester
19 Sept, 7.45pm

English PEN 100
Taking a Stand: Writers on Solidarity
Southbank Centre, London
26 Sept, 3.30pm

The Book Club
Book Launch Event
Shoreditch, London
7 Oct, 7pm

Working-Class Writers Festival
Workshop on Poetry and the Body
21 Oct
11am – 1pm

 

RADIO AND PODCASTS

Roaring 20’s Radio, Soho Radio
LIVE NOW

Dabblers Book Club
LIVE NOW

BBC Radio London with Salma El-Wardany
LIVE NOW

Resonance Radio, Out in South London
LIVE NOW

Polari Podcast
26 July 2021