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Vanessa Kisuule

Name: Vanessa Kisuule
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City: Bristol, England
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Date of birth: June 11th 1991
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Educational and other qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in English Literature
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Languages spoken: English, tiny bit of French
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Organisation: N/A
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In the organization since: N/A
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Present position: Independent Writer
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Professional/organisational highlight(s):
I have won over ten slam titles including The Roundhouse Slam 2014, Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014 and the Nuoryican Poetry Slam. I have been featured on BBC iPlayer, Radio 1, and Radio 4's Woman's Hour, The Guardian, Blue Peter, Sky TV, Don't Flop and TEDx.

I have performed up and down the country and internationally at Glastonbury, Vienna, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Bangladesh and New York. My debut poetry collection 'Joyriding The Storm' was published in 2014. I am the recipient of The Jerwood Micro Arts Bursary and The Leverhulme Arts Scholarship in 2017 and my one woman show SEXY is currently under development with the support of Arts Council England and Bristol Old Vic.

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Favourite book(s): Impossible to choose, but anything by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche or Zadie Smith is up there.
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Favourite film(s): Singin' In The Rain
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Favourite sport/hobby(s): Dancing
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Remarks on what I’m hoping to leave this event with:
Interested in listening and engaging with different people's thoughts and processes and would like to leave with some concrete ideas as to how I can be a part of effective change back home.
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