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National Poetry Day Gala: With Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Roy McFarlane and Birmingham Poets Laureate

October 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

£10/£8, Festival Pass: Free Jean Binta Breeze Picking Mango_Color

Announcing Birmingham’s new Poets Laureate

Who will represent your city with sensational poetry until 2018? We introduce you to the new Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate, selected from exceptional applicants, who will perform poems on the theme of Birmingham.

Roy McFarlane: Beginning With Your Last Breath
Roy McFarlane is a former Birmingham Poet Laureate. His work has been published widely in anthologies and magazines. His debut collection, Beginning With Your Last Breath, is a powerful exploration of love, loss and identity, taking in the Black Country, Norman Tebbitt and Marvin Gaye along the way.

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze: The Verandah Poems
Internationally renowned Jamaican poet Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze is the author of eight books of poems and stories. Described as a ‘one-woman festival’ her poetry is deeply powerful, political and personal. Come and be awed and inspired. Jean’s latest collection, The Verandah Poems, is published by Bloodaxe.
Jean appears courtesy of Renaissance One: writers, tours and events

Sponsored by Newman University

How to Book:
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October 6, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Birmingham Literature Festival


Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham
Centenary Square, Broad Street
Birmingham, B1 2DN United Kingdom
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