Wednesday 22 January 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of Louisa Adjoa Parker’s most recent collection, How to Wear a Skin, published by Indigo Dreams Publishing. Come along and hear Louisa read from the collection. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

Louisa was the first writer-in-residence at Exeter Custom House as part of Quay Words 2019, read more about her work on the residency here.

This is a free event. Tickets will be available on the door, but advance booking is recommended. 

About Louisa Adjoa Parker

Louisa Adjoa Parker writes poetry, fiction and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) history. Her first poetry collection and pamphlet were published by Cinnamon Press, and her work has been published and performed widely. Louisa has been highly commended by the Forward Prize, and shortlisted by the Bridport Prize. She is of English and Ghanaian heritage and has lived in the south west of England for most of her life.

About How to Wear a Skin

Louisa Adjoa Parker’s latest collection is an exploration of identity. Mostly set in south west England, Parker explores themes including place, race, friendship, motherhood, love, and loss, as well as what’s happening in society today. She takes inspiration from her own story and the imagined stories of others – a boy at a train station; a woman with a tattoo – and weaves them together in her quest to understand our place in a beautiful, yet fractured world…


Photo: Robert Golden.