Merky Books launch at the Barbican

News - Books Thursday, 11 October 2018

Evening of discussions and performances

Penguin Live is joining forces with Spotify to stage #Merky Books Live, launching Stormzy's new imprint with Penguin Random House, at the Barbican on 7 November.

Stormzy will discuss with Akala his first book, Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far, and Chelsea Kwakye will discuss Taking Up Space, the first book to be commissioned by Stormzy for his imprint. The evening will also feature Jude Yawson, co-writer and editor of Rise Up, and a spoken word showcase produced by Stormzy with performance poetry and spoken word organisation Apples and Snakes.

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