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Young Poets Takeover 17 August 2019

Saturday 17 August 2019, 5:00 pm7:30 pm

Photo: Cesare de Giglio for The Poetry Society

It’s the summer, which means it’s time for another Young Poets Takeover! This will be our fifth Takeover of The Poetry Café, as part of The Poetry Society’s programme for young writers. We are pushing young voices to the fore – so if you want to hear from the up-and-coming stars of the poetry world, come along!

This Young Poets Takeover will feature some of the most recent winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, and former Foyle Young Poet, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlistee and general superstar Caroline Bird. But there’s also an open mic section for absolutely anyone aged 25 or younger to sign up and perform.

Tickets are free and we hope you’ll be able to meet some of your peers as well as listen to some top-notch poetry. So join us for a poetry gig by and for young writers, hosted by The Poetry Society’s Education Co-ordinator Helen Bowell.

Want to perform?

If you’re feeling brave, arrive at 5pm to sign up for a 2 minute open mic slot. We welcome all styles of poetry, and writers at all stages in their development. It’s first come, first served and open mic slots are popular, so arrive promptly to get your name on the list.

Just want to listen?

If you don’t want to perform but do want to hear young talent and meet your poetry peers, come along! We definitely encourage getting to know other young poets (though mingling is not required).

Arrive 5pm for tea and chat. Sign up for open mic from 5pm. Readings start at 5.30pm promptly.

Email queries and any access requirements to [email protected].

Get involved in our Young Poets Network community by signing up to our mailing list, and entering our free competitions for young people!