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Thursday 3rd May, Sage Gateshead Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 10.30-18.30.

NCLA, PoetTrio and the Poetry Book Society will co-host the Northern Poetry Symposium during Newcastle's Poetry Festival. The symposium will feature readings, debates and workshops surrounding the theme of poetry in translation. The list of poets, translators and other panelists include Karen Leeder, Carolyn Forché, Lars Gustaf Andersson, Francis Jones, Elma van Haren, Hélène Gelèns, Fiona Sampson, Sean O’Brien, Nick Makoha and Ilya Kaminsky. You can find out more and buy tickets here. Tickets are £25 for the full day or £20 for students.

The festival runs from the 2nd to the 5th of May and features a host of incredible poets including Jorie Graham, Imtiaz Dharker, Sasha Dugdale and Karen McCarthy Woolf.


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