The 17th of our Insta sessions features Madelaine Kinsella. Madelaine is a poet from Liverpool currently studying an MA in Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her work is concerned with Scouse identity, vernacular, fashion culture, and how much working-class femininity plays an essential role in that. Her work has been featured in Bido Lito! and Fourteen Poems, and she is the Editor of Liverpudlian Zine JARG.

Insta sessions #17: Madelaine Kinsella on Tuesday 22 September

This session will be hosted by Toria Garbutt. The sessions in general 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.

Find more information and share the event over on Facebook. Our latest session with Louise Fazackerley is available to view below.

Insta sessions #16: Louise Fazackerley

The 13th of our Insta sessions features Sharena Lee Satti. Sharena is a poet and the author of ‘Testing Times’, ‘Broken Chains’ and ‘UnapologeticShe’. Selected to become a Community Champion in her native Bradford, she writes poetry about her personal life, environmental issues, social stigmas, homelessness, poverty and discrimination. She speaks openly about her past and the struggles she’s had to endure. She found her voice and encourages others to find theirs through poetry and self-expression.

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The ninth of our Insta sessions features Casey Bailey. Casey is a writer, performer and educator, born and raised in Nechells, Birmingham. Casey released his debut collection ‘Adjusted‘ in 2018 with Verve Poetry Press and had his play ‘GrimeBoy’ commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Casey’s poetry has featured in a number of anthologies and he was commissioned by the BBC to write ‘The Ballad of The Peaky Blinders’ in 2019. Casey has performed his poetry nationally and internationally.

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