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Climbing Clouds Catching Comets


"I am Love! Love is pure. Love is stronger than fear. I have no fear!" - Alexander 'King' Paul


To read Climbing Clouds Catching Comets is to clamber inside the mind of a writer whose talent fizzes on the page: with love, pain, empathy and a wisdom far beyond his young years. Alexander wrote of the world he knew- a world of stop and search, homelessness, political blackness, big dreams and daunting challenges, crafting all of these into a poetry that transcends them all. The result is this work- at times a journey to find his voice, at times accomplished and masterful, but always a hauntingly beautiful tribute to a truly unique young man.” - Afua Hirsch




Climbing Clouds Catching Comets is a collection of poems compiled by Joanna Brown in memory of her late son Alexander Paul. Joanna has a series of talks lined up in various London libraries for Black History Month. Please share and support!

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A Spoken Word Night Celebrating Toni Morrison

“You don’t have to love me but you damn well have to respect me:”
A Spoken Word Night Celebrating Toni Morrison

With 20 prestigious awards to her name, including a Grammy for best spoken word album, Toni Morrison, who passed away this year, is considered to be one of the greatest writers of our time and has inspired generations of creatives. We are inviting poets and spoken word artists to celebrate her legacy in an evening that is sure to uplift everyone who attends.

1st November 2019, 19:30 - 22:00

Clapham Library, 91 Clapham High Street, SW4 7DB London, United Kingdom

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Rising Above Brokenness

What is mental health and how can we manage our mental health better? Join Four Conscious Dreams Publishing authors, Daniella Blechner, Joanna Brown, Karen Holder and Jenessa Qua whose books share themes of mental wellness. From ensuring we maintain good mental health in relationships to overcoming depression to using writing and expression as an outlet, the aim is to create a safe space to share, learn and discover.

9th October 2019, 19:00 - 20:30.

Upper Norwood Library Hub, 39-41 Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ

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New Cross Library

Date: 10th October 2018

Time: 6pm-7pm


New Cross Library
283 285 New Cross Road
SE14 6AS


Plaistow Library

Date: 11th October 2018

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm


Plaistow Library

79 North Street, London

E13 9HL


Leyton Library

Date: 13th October 2018

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm


High Road Leyton


E10 5QH


Chingford Library

Date: 19th October 2018

Time: 4pm-6pm

Chingford Library


E4 7EN

Genesis Choir and Poetry

Date: 20th October 2018

Time: 4pm-6pm

Chatsworth Baptist Church

Chatsworth Way


SE27 9HN

Thornton Heath

Date: 24th October 2018

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Access Croydon

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk




Kensington Central Library

Date: 25th October 2018

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Lecture Theatre

(Back of library, off from Campden Hill Road)

12 Phillimore Walk

W8 7RX

Leytonstone Library

Date: 26th October 2018

Time: 7pm-9pm

6 Church Lane




Brent Library

Date: 28th November 2018

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Harlesden Library Plus

Craven Park Road



NW10 8SE

Radio Interview

We would like to invite you to listen to Joanna speak on Eddie Nestor’s drive time radio show on Radio London at 5:20pm, 27th December! Tune in on BBC Radio London 94.9fm.

Climbing Clouds Catching Comets Poetry Evening

Celebrating the release of Climbing Clouds Catching Comets, a collection of Alexander's poems, We held a poetry evening in collaboration with Brixton library. 

The event took place on 4th July 2018 at 7pm, with over 80 people attending! 

The night was an opportunity to explore some of the topics Alexander often spoke about, including gun and knife crime, expressing emotions, the family unit.

We would like to thank all those who were able to attend and support us.  

Help us keep Alexander's legacy alive by purchasing a copy of Climbing Clouds Catching Comets!