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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
3.00pm | Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Hear the work of three poets who are at the forefront of a new generation of experimentation
6.30pm | Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Be here for the launch of a groundbreaking anthology of poetry written in endangered languages

My Name is My Own

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Ted Murphy
My Name is My Own at Southbank Centre
10.00pm | Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Confront issues of rights at a performance by black and brown women and non-binary people
1.30pm | Sunday 20 Oct 2019
Fire up disruptive poetry in this live reading and discussion with internationally renowned poets

Forward Prize for Poetry Competition

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Adrian Pope
Forward Prize 2019 judges
7.00pm | Sunday 20 Oct 2019
The best poetry being published in the British Isles today is read and recognised at this ceremony
various | Mon 21 Oct to Sat 26 Oct 2019
Join Gillian Clarke and Paul Farley for this masterclass at Wales' National Writing Centre

Nikki Giovanni in Conversation

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Logan Wallace
Nikki Giovanni , poet
7.30pm | Monday 21 Oct 2019
Reflect on the breadth of the poet and activist’s work in this evening of poetry and conversation
11.00am | Saturday 26 Oct 2019
Enhance your poetry with Mab Jones

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