Say Owt and Bad Betty are teaming up to bring a brilliant assortment of spoken word and performance poets from across the UK to York and the Fulford Arms. Plus an open mic, sign up on the door!
If you love a spot of poetry, keen to get more into the scene, looking for inspiration or just curious: don’t worry! Everyone is welcome to this warm evening on a chilly autumn evening.
Bad Betty is an award-winning independent publisher of new poetry, and curator of live literature events taking place across the UK.
Say Owt is a spoken word organisation putting on banging spoken word gigs in York.
Supported by Arts Council England.
Jay is a non-binary punk poet, multi-slam Champion and creative non-fiction writer based in London. Born in India but raised in Yorkshire, they have spent their life merging two cultures into one five-foot body. Jay has been featured on BBC Radio 6 and has also performed in BBC’s Contains Strong Language, Hit the Ode, Leeds Lit Fest, Manchester Pride, and Manchester Punk Festival.
James is a poet based in Birmingham and Cape Town. His work focuses on experimentation and collaboration and explores how poetry can interact with other art forms. He has been a winner in the Streetcake Magazine Prize for Experimental Writing and his pamphlet featured in Ghost City Press’s 2022 Summer Series.
Jasmine is a poet, psychotherapist and arts facilitator. She has been a Women of the World Festival speaker, BBC Performing Arts Fellow and Writer-in- Residence at the National University of Singapore, and has delivered creative writing projects for the Barbican, the Southbank Centre, First Story, the Arvon Foundation and the National Literacy Trust.
Susannah is a writer from Derry. She is the author of two novels: Tennis Lessons and Common Decency. Her debut poetry collection, ISDAL, was published in September by Picador.