lanaire aderemi is the founder of story story festival and a poet, playwright, and performer. Her play ‘an evening with verse writer’ (Tristan Bates, 2018), (Coventry Shop Front Theatre, 2019) , (Warwick Arts Centre, 2019) , made of poems from her book ‘of ivory and ink’ won the 2019 Shoot Festival Artist Development Award. lanaire adopts an interactive and interdisciplinary approach to storytelling by weaving poems with music and visual art. Her work on memory and Black feminist history has appeared in the BBC, Africa Writes, Birmingham Rep Theatre, and Tate Modern.