Tue, 31 Aug | Zoom

Dead [Women] Poets Society [not] in Halifax

Dead [Women] Poets Society is on tour... next stop, Halifax with Geneviève L. Walsh and Charlotte Wetton!
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Dead [Women] Poets Society [not] in Halifax

Time & Location

31 Aug, 19:30
Zoom

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.

This event will be auto-captioned and we'll be doing our best to  share transcripts in advance - but of course let us know if you have any  other access requirements at deadwomenpoets@gmail.com.

This event was made possible through funding from Arts Council England.

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