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Festival Programme

Launch Party

Friday 18th May, 7pm, Vout-O-Reenees, London

With readings from Saboteur Awards ’17 alumni + special guest Hera Lindsay Bird.

Featuring Dominic Berry, Maria Ferguson, Freya McClements, Lucy Durneen, Irenosen Okojie, Elisabeth Sennitt-Clough. Hosted by Lucy Ayrton and James Webster.

Festival + Awards

Saturday 19th May, 10am-late, Theatre Delicatessen (Broadgate) in London

Studio 6

10-11.30: Writing Short Stories for Magazines and Beyond (Panel with Charlie Hill and Ruby Cowling)
11.30-12.30: Demystifying Difficult Poetry: Strategies for Reading Avant Garde Writing (Workshop with Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell)
12.30-14: Choose your own adventure: digital paths to reading, writing and publishing in 2018 (Panel with James Chew, Laurence Kilpatrick, Lucy Mercer, chaired by James Webster)

14-15.30: Other(ed) Quotients: How Do We Galvanize the Margins in Contemporary Poetry? (panel with Sharmilla Beezmohum, Scherezade Siobhan, Joseph Spece and tbc)
15.30-17.00: Writing a Live Literature Review (Workshop with Dzifa Benson)


Studio 8

10-11.30: #MeToo: A Women’s Poetry Anthology and the women behind it (Panel with Deborah Alma, Victoria Bennett, Nadia Kingsley, chaired by Lucy Ayrton)
11.30-13: The Perilous Art of Poetry Reviewing (Panel with Dave Coates, Sarala Estruch, Jennifer Lee Tsai)
13-17.00: Building Blocks for Making a Video Poem (Workshop with Chaucer Cameron and Helen Dewbery)


Studio 2

10-5: Quiet room


Downstairs Café

11-11.30: Showcase of shortlistees #1

12-12.30: PechaKucha #1 (3 performances: Nasser Hussain, Ricky Monahan Brown, Beth Cochrane & Ross McCleary)

13-14: Zine Workshop introduction with Abi Palmer

14.30-15: PechaKucha #2 (3 performances: Jade Cuttle, Nadia Kingsley & Steph Morris, Jamie Hale & Emily Robinson)

15.30-16.00: Showcase of shortlistees #2

16.30-18.00: I'm Sorry I Haven't Haiku (with Michelle Madsen, Lewis Buxton, Keleigh Wolf, and special guests)

7-9pm: Awards

Tickets are available from here

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