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NTU Clifton Library hosts World Poetry Day event in partnership with Nottingham City of Literature

The evening focuses on talented women poets and will be live streamed by Nottingham City of Literature to a global audience

World Poetry Day Event
Nottingham City of Literature hosts this year's World Poetry Day event at NTU Clifton Campus

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Nottingham City of Literature are working in partnership to host an event to celebrate World Poetry Day on the 21st March. World Poetry day, declared by UNESCO in 1999, is an occasion to honour poets and celebrate one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression.

This year, UNESCO Cities of Literature Network has committed to promoting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal: Gender Equality, by creating a platform for women to express their ideas and experiences of gender issues. This year’s Nottingham City of Literature event will be supporting this goal by promoting and listening to the voices of 12 female poets, who will share poems reflecting on all stages and ages of being a woman.

The event will see the talented women poets performing at NTU’s Clifton Campus library, surrounded by the books that have nourished their writing. UNESCO aim to ‘build a better world with words’ and the decision to use the NTU library very much reflects their fundamental belief in libraries as places to foster literacy and education. Many of the poets are students or alumni of our MA in Creative Writing and PhD candidates who contribute to the rich literary research culture of the university. The performers include Becky Cullen, Panya Banjoko, Tuesday Shannon and Victoria Zoe, as well as NTU Writer in Residence Bridie Squires.

The event will be live streamed on the Nottingham City of Literature Facebook page, in a unique way of engaging new audiences with cultural events in the city. This will allow the poets of Nottingham to reach audiences who are unsure about attending live events, as well as poetry enthusiasts from further afield.

Watch the video from the event on Nottingham City of Literature Facebook page.

NTU Clifton Library hosts World Poetry Day event in partnership with Nottingham City of Literature

Published on 15 March 2019
  • Category: Culture; Curated & Created; School of Arts and Humanities

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