Category Archives: Exeter Poetry Festival 2013

Congratulations to Saskia Tomlinson, Exeter Poetry Festival slam queen 2013!

Tim King, Saskia Tomlinson and Morwenna Griffiths

Tim King, Saskia Tomlinson and Morwenna Griffiths

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Exeter Poetry Festival 2013: Photographs Part 1

Lemn Sissay with Gerald the Giraffe

Lemn Sissay with Gerald the Giraffe

Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott

Peter Finch, Roddy Lumsden and Hannah Silva

Peter Finch, Roddy Lumsden and Hannah Silva

All photographs copyright Ian Beech Images

 

 

Exeter Poetry Festival 2013: Photographs Part 2

Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay

Greta Soddart Workshop

Greta Stoddart Workshop

ExLibris Launch

ExLibris Launch

All photographs copyright Ian Beech Images

 

 

Launch of ‘The Broadsheet’ captured by Exeter Poetry Festival photographer Ian Beech

The Broadsheet

Photograph by Ian Beech

Q. Who said ‘I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.’ A. A.E.Housman

Beyond Borders Quote 1

Monday 30th September 2013

THE BROADSHEET with the Bard of Exeter Simon Williams City Gate Hotel, Cellar Bar, 7.30pm – £2, free to readers

Thursday 3rd October 2013

NATIONAL POETRY DAY with Sean O’Brien and Jo Shapcott Exeter Barnfield Theatre, 7.30pm – £12.50 Book at the Barnfield box office online or phone 01392 271808

Friday 4th October 2013

BEYOND BORDERS with Roddy Lumsden, Peter Finch and Hannah Silva Exeter University Queen’s Building – Lecture Theatre 7.30pm – £9 Book at the Exeter Phoenix box office online or phone 01392 667080

preceded by

EXETER UNIVERSITY MA SHOWCASE with Barbara Farley, Isabel Galleymore, Louise Jenkins, and Naomi Williamson Exeter University Queen’s Building – Senior Common Room 6.30pm – Free Event

Saturday 5th October 2013

FESTIVAL WORKSHOP with Greta Stoddart Exeter (Temporary) Library, 2pm-5pm – £12 To book contact barbara@excitepoetry.org

EXLIBRIS launches ‘Making History’ Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 5.45pm By invitation only – if interested email contact@excitepoetry.org

TRIPLE BILL with Lemn Sissay, Dizraeli and Benin City Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 7pm – £12 / £9 (concessions) Book direct from the museum or via undergroundtickets.net

Sunday 6th October 2013

STUDIO 36 with Marcus Wylie (workshop), Rachel McCarthy and Alasdair Paterson Gallery 36, Denmark Road, Exeter – £5 (workshop), £5 (reading), £8 (all day) Pay on the door, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

EXETER POETRY SLAM 2013 hosted by Morwenna Griffiths and Tim King The Bikeshed Theatre, 7.30pm – £5 Tickets from The Bikeshed box office or phone 01392 434169 To take part email slam@speakinsong.co.uk

Launch of The Broadsheet with Simon Williams at the cellar bar of the City Gate Hotel, Exeter, on Monday 30th September 2013 at 7.30pm

 

Simon Williams

 

Monday 30th September 2013

THE BROADSHEET

with the Bard of Exeter Simon Williams

City Gate Hotel, Cellar Bar, 7.30pm – £2, free to readers.

 

We’re kick-starting Exeter Poetry Festival 2013 with the launch of a special, festival-themed edition of Devon’s newest poetry magazine The Broadsheet. This limited edition will feature poems from festival readers, from Sean O’Brien to Hannah Silva, alongside poems from writers across Devon and Cornwall and from across the poetry spectrum.

Join us for a night of open mic readings from the best and brightest poets in the region, and celebrate the launch of a magazine without borders.

Beyond Borders: Roddy Lumsden, Peter Finch and Hannah Silva at the Exeter Poetry Festival on Friday 4th October 2013

Peter Finch

Peter Finch

Friday 4th October 2013

BEYOND BORDERS with Roddy Lumsden, Peter Finch and Hannah Silva

Exeter University Queen’s Building – Lecture Theatre

7.30pm – £9 Book at the Exeter Phoenix box office online or phone 01392 667080

preceded by

EXETER UNIVERSITY MA SHOWCASE with Barbara Farley, Isabel Galleymore, Louise Jenkins, and Naomi Williamson

Exeter University Queen’s Building – Senior Common Room

6.30pm – Free Event

Hannah Silva

Hannah Silva

As part of this year’s Exeter Poetry Festival, Beyond Borders on 4th October looks at the landscape of modern poetry, the supposed divisions between mainstream, experimental and performance poets and the characteristics and overlaps of their practices. Roddy Lumsden, Peter Finch and Hannah Silva will present samples of their work and then participate in a panel discussion chaired by Andy Brown. Simon Williams will introduce the evening and Waterstones will bring along a pop-up bookshop.

Roddy Lumsden

Roddy Lumsden

Is the division of contemporary poetic activity into ‘mainstream’, ‘performance’ and ‘experimental’ a useful mapping device? What are the aims and practices of poets in these differing areas, and how accurate or useful do they perceive the terms to be? in Beyond Borders, Roddy Lumsden, Hannah Silva and Peter Finch, all poets with a national reputation, will perform a sample of their work and debate the implications of labels in contemporary poetry. This is an event that promises to be as challenging and thought-provoking as it will be entertaining. Don’t miss out.

Beyond Borders at Exeter Poetry Festival on October 4th: Roddy Lumsden performing ‘Kerouac’

Beyond Borders at Exeter Poetry Festival on October 4th: Hannah Silva performing ‘Talking to Silence’

Beyond Borders at Exeter Poetry Festival on October 4th: Peter Finch performing ‘I Chew Gum and Think of Rifles’