Interested in the process of how a poetry collection gets put together?
Poet Helen Mort launched the 'Ticket to Hope' Community Poetry Project on National Poetry Day.
Spend the evening with crime writer and poet Sophie Hannah at ‘Agatha, Poirot and Me’ on the evening of 27th October.
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9th-11th OCTOBER 2020 - From 11am Daily
The Discovery Days Online Festival includes videos, heritage, crafts, poetry, art and music.
Spoken word pieces by She Speaks UK poets
Friday 9th October 2020 17:30 - 18:15
Free, no need to book
Join us for the live launch of ‘Tales of Derby Women Past’, spoken word pieces by She Speaks UK poets, created exclusively for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site online Discovery Days Festival 2020. Six poets working in collaboration with She Speaks UK, have taken inspiration from Derby’s rich heritage to create spoken word pieces that highlight women’s stories from history.
Junction Arts are offering a fee poetry workshop on 13 th October, there is also more information about their new online poetry project.
Burn Bright is a poetry-film created by Derbyshire writer Emma Pass in collaboration with the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site’s for the Discovery Days Online Festival taking place from 9-11th October.
Spend the evening with crime writer and poet Sophie Hannah at ‘Agatha, Poirot and Me’ on the evening of 27th October, for tickets and more information about this Zoom event please
We are holding a free, one-hour Zoom workshop ‘Atomic Poems’ to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day (13th October 7-8pm). We will be creating poetry through code.
1 October marks National Poetry Day and Derby Book Festival’s Shared Reading programme will celebrate the joy that poetry brings to our lives. Nationally, there has been a rise in enthusiasm for poetry, particularly online, over the lockdown period. On National Poetry Day the Shared Reading Co-ordinators plan to run a range of activities, both online and in the community.