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The Northern Poetry Symposium | 9th May | Sage Gateshead

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 are now live on the Sage and www.newcastlepoetryfestival.co.uk.

Email alice@inpressbooks.co.uk to PRE-BOOK your tickets now. View the full programme here.