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The Northern Poetry Symposium | 9th May | Sage Gateshead

Posted on March 10 2017

To celebrate our first year in Newcastle, the Poetry Book Society presents The Northern Poetry Symposium with Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts at Sage Gateshead.

Join us on the 9th of May (9am - 6.30pm) to launch the Newcastle Poetry Festival with a day of lively debates, inspirational talks and panel discussions, featuring leading figures from the poetry industry, including National Poetry Day Director, Susannah Herbert; Bloodaxe’s Founder and Editor, Neil Astley; Stanza Poetry Festival Director, Eleanor Livingstone; Carcanet’s Managing and Editorial Director, Michael Schmidt and Chief Executive of Poet in the City, Isobel Colchester.

We’ll be exploring key topics affecting the poetry world today, from digital apps to diversity, and inspiring exciting new ways of working together to widen audiences for poetry. Come and join the debate to help shape the future of poetry!

Publishers and literary professionals can claim one FREE ticket per organisation from alice@inpressbooks.co.uk. Standard tickets cost £15 or £10 for PBS Members. Tickets will go live on the Sage website and www.newcastlepoetryfestival.co.uk next week.

Email alice@inpressbooks.co.uk to PRE-BOOK your tickets now.

Programme highlights include:

Is Poetry Relevant Today?
Michael Schmidt (Carcanet) | Erica Jarnes (Poetry Translation Centre) | Donald Futers (Penguin Modern Poets Editor)

Poetry in the Digital Age
Harry Man (Chair) | Peter Hebden (Bloodaxe App ) | Mark Byers | Ian Johnson (Newcastle University Archives)

Print Revival 
Yvette Hawkins (Book Artist) | Luke Allan (Sine Wave Peak) | Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir (Partus Press) | Di Slaney (Candlestick Press)

Evolution of the Editor
Neil Astley (Bloodaxe) | Don Paterson (Picador) | Degna Stone (Butcher's Dog)

Poetry in the Media
Julia Bird (Poetry School) | Sean O'Brien (Guardian) | Jen Campell (Vlogger) | Sue Roberts (BBC Radio)

Poetry off the Page
Isobel Colchester (Poet in the City) | Anthony Anaxagarou (Out-spoken Press) | Eleanor Livingstone (Stanza Poetry Festival Director)

National Poetry Day Sneak Preview from Susannah Herbert (National Poetry Day Director)

PBS Showcase Reading with PBS Summer Choice Sinéad Morrissey

Steps in Time App Launch

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