Dead [Women] Poets Society [not] in Halifax
Time & Location
About the Event
We're back, and this time, we're everywhere!
Join us for an evening of resurrecting dead women poets in the beautiful town of Halifax. This time we'll be hosting two fabulous West Yorkshire poets: Geneviève L. Walsh and Charlotte Wetton who will be communing with US Beat poet Diane di Prima and 18th century Irish poet Ellen Taylor.
The main event will be accompanied as ever by our popular Dead [Women] Poets Society Open-Mic, for which we welcome poets and performers of all and no genders to the (virtual) stage! Our only rule: for every poem of your own, you should also read/perform one by a dead woman or non-binary poet. When you get your ticket, just indicate that you want to sign up and we will confirm whether you have a spot or not by Friday 27th of July.
Normally, tickets to our events are £5, but we know online events aren't quite the same. So we're offering £1 tickets, but the option is there if you're able and would like to pay £5 - it'd help us keep doing what we're doing. And if the £1 is really a barrier, select a £1 ticket and use the code Halifax Concession at checkout for a free ticket. We're also offering our merch as optional add-ons, just as if you were at a stall in the interval leafing through our wares!
Come for the poetry, stay for the resurrection! #jointheseance
Charlotte Wetton is based in West Yorkshire. Her first pamphlet I Refuse to Turn into a Hat-Stand won the Michael Marks Awards 2017. Her poems have been published in Poetry Wales, Staple, Stand, and won a New Writing North award in 2019. She has performed at Aldeburgh and Ledbury festivals, came second in the StAnza Slam, and has a spoken word album, Body Politic. Her poetry reviews are published in Modern Poetry in Translation and The Manchester Review. She completed her MA in Creative Writing with Distinction at the University of Manchester. She’s currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing, researching the work-site in contemporary and eighteenth-century poetry.
Geneviève L. Walsh is a poet, spoken word artist, creative writing mentor and loud-mouthed queer feminist. They have released two books with Flapjack Press: The Dance of a Thousand Losers (2017) and Vitriol Works (2020). Walsh is the founder of Halifax's Spoken Weird and a compere with the Mancunian intersectional feminist collective, Stirred Poetry. They were the first non-male poet to be published by Northern touring troupe A Firm of Poets and remained a core member until the group's swansong in 2017. They are currently the resident poetry tutor with Stand Up Sisters, Bolton.
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This event was made possible through funding from Arts Council England.
- £1 ticket£1£10£0
- £5 ticket£5£50£0
- £1 Ticket + D[W]PS tote£7.50£7.500£0
- £5 ticket + D[W]PS tote£11.50£11.500£0
- £1 ticket + Resistance zine£8.50£8.500£0
- £5 ticket + Resistance Zine£12.50£12.500£0