November’s A Lovely Word headliner Lisa Minerva Luxx is a queer writer, performer, essayist and activist of British Syrian heritage.
Luxx is winner of the Outspoken Prize of Performance Poetry 2018, and was shortlisted for both Peace Poetry Prize 2016 and Saboteur Awards Best Spoken Word Performer 2017. She regularly headlines literary events internationally including shows at Royal Albert Hall, Latitude Festival and Station Beirut. She was named one of the top 4 queer poets by Diva magazine.
She has lectured on the philosophy of language in mental health for TEDx, spoken on panels about refuge at the Tate Modern and given a talk on sexuality for The Psychedelic Society.
In 2017 she released a collection of poems and essays called The 4th Brain published by Prowl House Books, which follows the journey of a millennial searching for connection through internet, sisterhood and [r]evolutions.
Luxx is currently researching and writing for upcoming projects – Breastmilk Martini and Honey Eyes – and is splitting her time between London, Huddersfield and Beirut.