East Side Voices

Saturday 14 May 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Literature Lounge
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Helena Lee, founder of the East Side Voices cultural salon and acting deputy editor of Harper’s Bazaar, presents this bold, first-of-its kind anthology, that explores a dazzling spectrum of experience from the East and Southeast Asian diaspora living in Britain today. She is joined by two anthology contributors: writer and musician Claire Kohda (Woman, Eating), and award-winning poet Will Harris (RENDANG).

Helena Lee is the features director for Harper’s Bazaar. Visiting City Uni Lecturer (MA Journalism), she is the founder of East Side Voices, a platform she launched ‘out of frustration with the lack of visibility that East Asians and Southeast Asians have.’ The book of the same name features a collection of essays, celebrating East and Southeast Asian identity in Britain.

Claire Kohda features within Lee’s book and has her own novel coming out in March. She is a writer and musician and also reviews books for publications such as The Guardian, The Observer and The Spectator, specialising in books about East Asia.

Will Harris is a London-based writer of mixed Anglo-Indonesian heritage. His debut poetry book RENDANG won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2020 and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2021.

Website: Helena Lee / Claire Kohda / Will Harris

Twitter: @LondonHelena /

Instagram: @hels_lee / @clairekohda