activist/aesthetics poetry reading: Bhanu Kapil and Heba Hayek – 2nd June 2023


activist / aesthetics

Bhanu Kapil

Heba Hayek

poetry reading

2nd June 2023     

5:30 – 7pm

Judith E Wilson Drama Studio

Faculty of English   West Road CB3 9DP



Avani Tandon Vieira (4th year PhD student) and Lauryn Anderson (2nd Year PhD student) have organised, along with their colleague Anna Corrigan in the Centre for Latin America Studies, the one day hybrid conference ‘activist/aesthetics’, to take place online and in Cambridge on June 2.


The conference, which will bring together scholars, artists, practitioners and activists to reflect on the ‘aesthetic’ dimensions of political action, builds upon the group’s pre-existing reading group of the same name which has run in Cambridge since 2021.


A keynote reading and discussion with contemporary poet Bhanu Kapil (winner of the 2020 T.S. Eliot Prize and Windham-Campbell Literature Prize) and Heba Hayek (winner of the 2022 Palestine Book Awards and author of a 2021 Book of the Year by The White Review) will take place in the Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio from 5:30pm-7pm, following the day’s conference.


To attend either the conference, the keynote reading, or both, please see the following eventbrite link:

Please select the ticket that corresponds to your intended attendance: either for the whole day, including the panels and keynote event, or solely for the keynote event.



Although the Faculty of English building has step-free access, please be aware that the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio is located in the basement of the building.  It is accessible via the Faculty lift or via a stairwell.

Please do not attend this event if you are experiencing any cold-like symptoms.

This event has been made possible with the support of a Judith E Wilson Fund Small Grants Award.