Full Line Up announced for A Lovely Poetry Festival!

Full Line Up announced for A Lovely Poetry Festival!

by Culture Liverpool

Following our successful festival launch last month, in association with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, we bring you more exciting acts and workshops, with a strong mixture of local, regional and nationally recognised Spoken Word poets in the full line up for the Lovely Poetry Festival event.

It will celebrate writing, different voices and showcase the wonderful creative community of Liverpool.

We start with our A Lovely Tour (with open mic/headliner), with 4 minute slots available at each event (email [email protected] for a slot!)

Friday 1st July – Bistro

A Lovely Poetry Slam

Come and watch the first Poetry Slam from A Lovely Word, with £300 up for grabs, expect the best of Merseyside up and coming poetry talent, all with just 3 minutes on the mic!

Saturday 2nd July

Our Artist-in-Residence Amina Atiq leads a fab performance workshop

Tuesday 5th July

Our poetry factory opens, for everyone to come along and be able to write a poem, and display it in the street café! The sensational Hollie and Michael take it away with a rip roaring set in the evening.

Wednesday 6th July

10am-7pm – The Poetry Factory! – Street Café

6.30pm – Panel Discussion: Publishing Poetry – Bistro

Write poems in the day, and Come and learn all about the publishing industry in the evening, with expert panelists who know their stuff!

Thursday 7th July

More poetry writing for all, with Beth Calverley’s Poetry Machine arriving to generate poems for eagerly awaiting ‘customers’. Learn all about writing and performing with Lyndsay and Gerry, and then in the evening settle down to some cheeky bingo, with all sorts of whacky poetry games and prizes.

Friday 8th July

Following more poetry writing in the café, there’s a workshop with famous QueerBodies and a headline slot by 2012 Olympic Poet Laurette Lemn Sissay with a fab array of local support.

Saturday 9th July

A busy, day with loads of workshops for young people taking over, a collab events with LAAF, and settle in for an evening of 4 mindblowing poets plus music, presented by record label Nymphs & Thugs.

Books will be on sale for all main stage events (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday)

For listings sites: Link to all event assets here

To the Everyman Website: All events listed here

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