The eighth of our Insta sessions features Genevieve Carver. Genevieve is a writer and performer based in Sheffield. Her poetry has been published in journals including Iota, Envoi and The North, and her first collection, ‘A Beautiful Way to be Crazy‘, was published by Verve Poetry Press in 2020.
Her latest live show of the same name combines spoken word with music from critically acclaimed gig theatre ensemble Genevieve Carver & The Unsung and explores female experiences in the music industry. She also writes for theatre and television.
These sessions welcome guests to join us for relaxed conversations and performances. They’re broadcast live on our Instagram account from 7.30-8pm (BST) on Tuesdays, and then uploaded to Facebook, YouTube and IGTV shortly afterwards.
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The seventh of our Insta sessions features Saili Katebe. Saili is a Zambian-born writer and performer based in the South West. Often writing under the pen name The Blissful Nomad, he uses poetry and theatre to exercise his curiosity and perfect the art of recklessness, challenging his language and its hidden music.
The sixth of our Insta sessions features Emily Harrison. Emily is a former Saboteur Awards Best Spoken Word Performer. Her full-length poetry collection ‘I Can’t Sleep ’cause My Bed’s On Fire’ is published with Burning Eye Books. Emily lives and teaches in Hackney.
This month’s episode of Roaring 20s Radio shone a light on OWN IT!‘s online festival, which launches on Monday. It also included the usual round-ups of spoken word poetry, art, and literature, plus musical selections.
This month’s column celebrates the BBC’s ‘Make a Difference in poetry’ campaign, which saw 40 poets from around England commissioned to pen something about the lockdown. It also features a quick round-up of other online spoken word poetry activity. Click here to read it!
The fourth of our Insta sessions features Stephen Lightbown on Tuesday 26 May. Stephen is a Bristol-based poet who writes mainly about life as a wheelchair user. His first poetry collection, Only Air, was published in 2019 by Burning Eye Books.
The third of our Insta sessions features Glasgow-based poet, illustrator and Acolyte front-woman Iona Lee on Tuesday 19 May. Iona was on the bill for our first ever ‘LIVEwire’ event in London in December 2016 and is an incredible performer.