Join the Cambridge Literary Review for an evening of poetry with Harry Josephine Giles, Shola von Reinhold, and Alison Rumfitt.

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Harry Josephine Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney, living in Leith. Their verse novel Deep Wheel Orcadia is coming out with Picador in October 2021. Their poetry collections The Games (Out-Spoken Press, 2018) and Tonguit (Freight Books 2015) were between them shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Saltire Prize and the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. They have a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Stirling. Their show Drone debuted in the Made in Scotland Showcase at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe and toured internationally, and their performance What We Owe was picked by the Guardian’s best-of-the-Fringe 2013 roundup – in the “But Is It Art?” category.

Shola von Reinhold is a writer based in Glasgow. After a number of disastrous auditions at the Bolshoi Ballet between 1903 and 1905, Shola lowered their sights and went on to complete an MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. LOTE, their debut novel was published in 2020 by Jacaranda Books as part of the Twenty in 2020 initiative to publish twenty Black British writers in a year. 

Alison Rumfitt is a writer and semi-professional trans woman. Her debut pamphlet of poetry, The T(y)ranny, was a critical deconstruction of Margaret Atwood’s work through the lens of a trans woman navigating her own misogynistic dystopia. It was published by Zarf Editions in 2019. Tell Me I’m Worthless is her debut novel. Her work has appeared in countless publications such as SPORAZINE, datableed, The Final Girls, Burning House Press, SOFT CARTEL, Glass Poetry and more. Her poetry was nominated – twice! – for the Rhysling Award in 2018. You can find her on Twitter @hangsawoman and on Instagram. She loves her friends.