It's been very quiet here in Poetry NI HQ during the pandemic. We're a small, unfunded team, and we've been dealing with the delights of long-Covid, personal illness and family illness unfortunately, meaning we haven't been able to be very active on the poetry front at all recently.
However... we are delighted to announced that once again we are back at the Belfast Book Festival in June for our annual Poetry Slam! This year's festival is all online (for the obvious reasons), and we're asking you to join us via Zoom for an evening of digital dramatics, online odes and Internet imagery on Sunday 13th June at 8pm.
Full detail and tickets are available via the Festival Box Office. You can purchase either an Entrant ticket, or a Spectator ticket. Many thanks to the kind team at Crescent Art Centre for helping us be part of this year's line-up.
Running from the 10 - 13 June, this year's Festival, which takes place online, covers a wide variety of themes - including feminism, grief, family, disability, sexuality, body image and the care system. Take a peek at the programme here: belfastbookfestival.com/whats-on