Rising Stars

The Real Story presents Know Your Place

Gena-mour Barrett, Abondance Matanda, Andrew McMillan & Kit de Waal

  • 9
  • Oct




Image of Kit de Waal in a black t-shirt, standing in front of a distressed white brick wall


If you think the class system isn’t alive and well in 21st Century Britain, you haven’t been paying attention. The Real Story teams up with Dead Ink Books for an evening celebrating Know Your Place, a new anthology of essays in which a broad slate of voices consider the working class experience with reference to art, representation, sexuality, employment, gender and literature.

Performing their essays are Kit de Waal, author of the bestselling, acclaimed novel My Name is Leon; poet and MMU lecturer Andrew McMillan, author of the multi-award winning debut collection, Physical; Gena-mour Barrett, a BuzzFeed journalist who hosts the podcast Well, Blactually and has been featured on BBC Radio; and Abondance Matanda, who has published four handmade books including Bare Fucker1es, and was featured in Dazed & Confused as one of ‘the new generation of poets mastering DIY culture.’ Hosted by The Real Story’s Kate Feld.