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Adrian Blackledge

Adrian Blackledge, Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014-15

We are delighted to welcome Adrian Blackledge as Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014-15.
Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/15 and Young Poet Laureate Birmingham

Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/15 - the shortlist

Find out more about the Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/15 shortlisted candidates.
Joanna Skelt

Joanna Skelt, Birmingham Poet Laureate 2013-14

Joanna Skelt was Birmingham's 18th Poet Laureate.
Stephen Morrison-Burke

Birmingham Poet Laureate 2012/13

Stephen Morrison-Burke had a great year as Birmingham Poet Laureate for 2012/13.    
Jan Watts

Poetry for Lunch

Every Thursday 1pm - 1.30pm in the Library of Birmingham Amphitheatre. Former Birmingham Poet Laureate, Jan Watts, has developed a series of weekly, informal poetry readings to showcase the work of West Midlands’ poets of all ages and backgrounds.&nb
Poets Place

Poets’ Place

Poets' Place is an informal gathering of poets that meets twice a month. It gives an opportunity for local poets to meet like‐minded people. 

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Voices of War Exhibition

Workshop: Poetry and Conflict with Beatfreeks

Tue 28 October 2014, 2:00pm


SHOUT Festival

Sat 15 November 2014, 11:00am

Library of Birmingham

An Evening with Simon Armitage

Sun 16 November 2014, 7:00pm

Library of Birmingham

Simon Armitage: A Masterclass in Translating Poetry

Sun 16 November 2014, 3:00pm

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