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The Dizziness of Freedom Book Launch (London) 

Thursday 20th September 2018 7.30pm 

A dynamic night of live poetry to launch The Dizziness of Freedom – an anthology about mental health from Bad Betty Press.

Shortlisted for Most Innovative Publisher in the 2018 Saboteur Awards, Bad Betty Press presents a night of live poetry to celebrate the launch of their groundbreaking anthology on mental health, supported by Arts Council England.

The Dizziness of Freedom showcases compelling, strange, beautiful and startlingly honest stories about mental health, written by 50 of contemporary poetry’s most exciting voices.

This launch at Rich Mix features live sets from a few of the book’s contributors — spoken word legends, Salena Godden, Joelle Taylor, Byron Vincent, Dean Atta and special guests. The night will be hosted by Jake Wild Hall and Amy Acre, who founded Bad Betty in 2017.

The Dizziness of Freedom came about to encourage conversation about mental health, help break taboos and challenge stigma. Contributors include Lemn Sissay MBE, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Rob Auton, Mona Arshi, Caleb Femi, Mary Jean Chan, Luke Kennard and R.A. Villanueva.