Patience Agbabi, poet and performer

Department: Humanities Commons

Date and Time: October 24, 2019 | 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Event Location: Crystal Cove Auditorium

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Patience Agabi
Patience Agbabi is a British poet and performer. Agbabi began performing on the London club circuit in 1995. As Canterbury Laureate from July 2009 to December 2010, Agbabi developed a full-length poetry collection based on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and her 2014 Telling Tales mines Chaucer for a twenty-first century take on the characters, its poetry, and its performance elements.

Thursday, 5:00-6:15, Crystal Cove Auditorium: Public conversation with Jane O. Newman and performance based on Agbabi's work with refugees

Friday, 11-12, Bio Sci III: Chaucer spoken word performance

Co-sponsored by the International Center for Writing and Translation, Humanities Core, the UCI Shakespeare Center, International Studies, and Illuminations.