Young poets speak up at second Versopolis Festival of Hope



The second Versopolis Festival of Hope is launching on 21 January 2021 at 6pm GMT which will be broadcast daily via their website and social media channels, and The Poetry Society is delighted to be involved again in this year’s festival, this time presenting a Young Poets Takeover event.

The new festival follows last year’s successful first Festival of Hope that took place in April 2020 and included contributions from over 90 partners from around the globe.

The second festival follows the motto of ‘speaking up’ and besides the regions of Central and Eastern Europe is paying special focus to the Caucasus, the Balkans and Turkey. The festival runs until 28 February and the opening round table is dedicated the Belarusian political and social situation hosted by the Slovene reporter Boštjan Videmšek..

The Poetry Society’s event will be headlined by four outstanding young writers who have won Young Poets Network challenges: Fathima Zahra, Jack Cooper, Matt Sowerby and Oluwaseun Matiluko. Each poet will be performing a set that speaks up against injustice, aligning with the 2021 Versopolis Festival’s motto of speaking up. The festival aims to address the situation in which humanity is facing a global revaluation of the ability to tell the truth, speak up and be heard.

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20 January 2021