Be Manzini

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Referred to as the film-poet over the years Be Manzini has found ways to uniquely combine her passion for poetry, film and well-being. The first ever: Writer In Residence for Sundance, poet-on-tour with film charity Birds’ Eye View, poet on the Mark Kermode  MK3D live show, writing facilitator for Virgin Sport. Known for her ability to create universal and nurturing spaces as a workshop facilitator she teaches adults and children alike. A writer and speaker who has been resident at the Southbank Centre, a regular panelist for film, Judge for the innovative Visionary Honors awards,  Manzini is also the Director of Caramel Film Club spot-lighting Black talent and supporting diversity and often appears on BBC radio and television.

The term that Be ran Malika’s Poetry Kitchen led to the collective’s first ever publication ‘Handmade Fire’ by Mouthmark Press. Her published work appears in various anthologies including ‘Red’ edited by Kwame Dawes, and she has been commissioned to write for The Theatre Royal, Hoxton Hall, Autograph B, Tamasha as well as performing for leading poetry organisations such as Apples & Snakes. Manzini’s poetry-films have shown at the Royal Festival Hall, ICA, BFI and various cinemas and film festivals in the UK and abroad. 

Instagram @BeManzini
Twitter @BeCreates