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Alexander Williams


Alexander Williams is a singer, writer, teacher, actor and director. He hosts the popular Dial Up Open Mic events, which celebrate community and creativity in all their forms. Twice part of The Royal Court’s Young Writer’s groups, he was selected by Penguin Books to attend WriteNow 2016, an event aimed at increasing diversity in publishing. Books include: children’s book Wendy the Whale (Wynstone’s Press 2011); poetry collection Black Iris (Lulu 2014); young adult novel His Hidden Wings (TSL Books 2018); Little Willy: The Complete Works of Shakespeare in Limerick Form (KDP 2021); Secular Verses (KDP 2021); Where We Find Ourselves (Arachne Press 2021). Plays include Thyestes (KDP 2021); Ophelia (Old Red Lion 2009); Dinner and a Doughnut (Scriptspace 2012); One Day on the Train (Southwark Playhouse 2012); Stronger (Talawa Hotspots 2012); Ten Dates (London Improv Theatre 2017); Gust (Pen Fed Festival 2017); Angelique (Shaw Theatre 2019); and The Lost Children, a musical for schools. In 2021, Alexander was in the Question Time 50, regularly contributing to the BBC’s flagship political debate show. He’s resident poet for Humanistically Speaking Magazine, resident reviewer for the Watford Fringe Festival, and was a finalist in the Watford Audentior Awards 2022.

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