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  • Poetry in the Age of Social Media: By Kirsty Melville of Andrews McMeel

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0012 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    In 2014, Rupi Kaur came from nowhere and sold 1.4 million copies of her first poetry collection, Milk and Honey. Her phenomenal success has changed the way poet...

    • Language: English

  • Meet an Award-Winning Maltese Poet: Walking Through Memories with Antoine Cassar

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3012 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    Antoine Cassar is a Maltese poet and translator. Erbgħin Jum (’40 Days’), a book-long poem about child-hood trauma and walking as self-therapy was awarded the 2...

    • Language: English

  • Redactions / Redirections: Poetry and the Digital

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0012 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    This panel will discuss the ‘Redactions / Redirections’ project, a special commission for Transformations: Newcastle Poetry Festival 2019. Four UK poets created...

    • Language: English

  • In Poetry, Truth: Why Poetry is Good for the Soul

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3012 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    Poetry is what we turn to in times of need.  When we’re grieving, when we’re broken-hearted, or when we struggle to understand the things we’re feeling, poetry ...

    • Language: English

  • Present Poetry: How and Why Poetry is Claiming a Growing Portion of the Gift Market

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0012 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    Poetry sales reached record levels in 2018 and the poetry boom shows no sign of ending. With so many beautifully produced and illustrated poetry collections on ...

    • Language: English

  • London Undercurrents – Poems About London’s Unsung Heroines

    Wednesday11:30 - 12:3013 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    Poets Joolz Sparkes and Hilaire will read from and talk about writing London Undercurrents.   London Undercurrents is a collaboration by two London-based female...

    • Language: English

  • Who Do We Think We Are Talking To? - Writing, Publishing and Reviewing Poetry Now

    Wednesday13:00 - 13:4513 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    A discussion with TLS editors Michael Caines, Alan Jenkins and Camille Ralphs and guests 

    • Language: English

  • Raymond Antrobus, Poet of the Fair in conversation with Isobel Colchester

    Wednesday16:00 - 17:0013 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    Isobel Colchester, CEO of Poet in the City introduces Poet of the Fair, Raymond Antrobus, who will read from his critically acclaimed collection The Perseveranc...

    • Language: English

  • Drinks Reception with Poet of the Fair

    Wednesday17:30 - 18:3013 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    Drinks Reception with Poet of the Fair

    • Language: English

  • Poetry from the Maltese Islands: Award-Winning Poet Antoine Cassar Reads Maltese Poetry

    Thursday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    Antoine Cassar is a Maltese poet and translator. Erbgħin Jum (’40 Days’), a book-long poem about child-hood trauma and walking as self-therapy was awarded the 2...

    • Language: English

  • Poetry in Schools: The Inspiring Real Life Stories Behind the Figures

    Thursday13:00 - 14:0014 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    A report by the National Literacy Trust for National Poetry Day reveals that almost half of children and young people consume or create poetry in their spare ti...

    • Language: English

  • Poetry Home Truths: How Poetry Can Build a Community

    Thursday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2019
    Poet's Corner

    Catherine Mann of Staffordshire Libraries and Chloe Garner of the Ledbury Festival will discuss the different ways in which poetry has helped them generate a se...

    • Language: English

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