As part of Commonwealth Poets United, Tom Pow is paired with a poet from Nigeria, Tolu Ogunlesi. On the 14 May Tolu is giving a reading at the Yellow Room in Dumfries, doors open 7.00pm for 7.30. In June Tom makes a reciprocal visit to Nigeria. Let's give Tolu a warm Dumfries welcome - there will be refreshments and an open mic session. Free, but donations welcome. Details on the poster attached.
About Tolu Ogunlesi: He lives in Lagos, Nigeria, where he works as Features Editor for NEXT, a daily newspaper. In 2009 he was awarded the Arts and Culture prize in the annual CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards, as well as shortlisted for the inaugural PEN/Studzinski literary prize.