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Rug Rhymes

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Harpreet Kalsi
Rug Rhymes puppet at Southbank Centre
10.30am | Friday 13 Sep 2019
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers

A 21st Century Ferlinghetti

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Stacey Lewis
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
11.00am | Wednesday 16 Oct 2019
Toast to Beat poet, painter and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday at this exhibition

A 21st Century Ferlinghetti

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Image courtesy of City Lights Bookstore
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
7.30pm | Wednesday 16 Oct 2019
Raise a glass to artist Lawrence Ferlinghetti in his 100th year at this exhibition launch

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6.00pm | Thursday 17 Oct 2019
Take part in a series of open workshops to discuss the future growth of the National Poetry Library

Heaux Noire

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Heaux Noire illustration
6.30pm | Friday 18 Oct 2019
Listen up as womxn* of colour share their stories through poetry and music

My Name is Why

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Muluneh Aida
Lemn Sissay, author and broadcaster
8.15pm | Friday 18 Oct 2019
Reflect on self-expression and Britishness at this discussion on Sissay’s new memoir
11.00am | Saturday 19 Oct 2019
A panel of poets and translators discuss the disruptive and transformational nature of translation

National Poetry Library Open Day

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Harpreet Kalsi
Gold patten print
12.00pm | Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Peek into the library to browse hidden gems and enjoy live readings and displays

Deaf Republic: Poets on Deafness

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Caleb Femi
Raymond Antrobus
1.30pm | Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Poets Raymond Antrobus, Ilya Kaminsky and Lisa Kelly share the stage to perform their latest works

Koestler Arts - Another Me: Mindful Writing

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Buster Boy, Bracton Centre (Secure Mental Health Unit) 2019
Koestler Arts - Another Me:  Mindful Writing
2.30pm | Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Respond to an anthology of poetry produced by people inside the criminal justice system