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7.00pm | Thursday 17 Oct 2019
Hear explorations of migration, queerness, race, class and mental health
7.30pm | Thursday 17 Oct 2019
A celebration of contemporary Nordic poetry
11.15am | Friday 18 Oct 2019
A one-on-one feedback session with poet Rebecca Goss

Heaux Noire

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Macintosh)
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
3.00pm | Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Hear the work of three poets who are at the forefront of a new generation of experimentation