Borderlines: young poets explore borders and boundaries

photo of Joelle Taylor
Joelle Taylor. Photo: Karim Kamar

Borders – geographical, personal or psychological – are the subject of Borderlines, an exciting event at the University of East London (UEL) on Friday 29 March 2019. Hosted by the award-winning poet Joelle Taylor, Borderlines brings together writers aged 15-25 for a spoken word showcase exploring what divides us and what connects us. Performers include writers from two of The Poetry Society’s youth programmes, the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award and SLAMbassadors, as well as students from UEL. Friday’s event will also be live-streamed to, connecting the London group with other groups in seven UK cities and seven more cities across Europe.

The event is a collaboration between The Poetry Society and the innovative arts organisation boomsatsuma, and coincides with the scheduled ‘Brexit Day’. The event at UEL is free but ticketed; tickets may be reserved online. Information about how to join in other Borderlines events across the UK and Europe is published online; you’ll also be able to watch the live stream from all the centres at on the night.

26 March 2019