About Poetry and Spoken Word
WELCOME TO UoN's POETRY & SPOKEN WORD SOCIETY 2020/21
We are a student poetry community offering writing workshops and performance, publishing, and competition opportunities.
You don't need any experience to join, just £4 for the annual membership (we have no hidden or extra costs!)
We are excited to return to in person activity as soon as possible but in the meantime we'll be running weekly writing workshops on Microsoft Teams every Tuesday during term time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the following link:
Feel free to join our TryIt sessions on the 22nd and 29th September, no membership needed!
This year we'll be continuing our established twice-a-term student open mic night CLICKBAIT. This is a great opportunity for anyone, student or not, to share their poetry in Nottingham's renowned spoken word scene. Like the workshops we hope to do this in-person at some point but we'll start online for now. Look out for updates on our Facebook page!
For the last three years we have published a members anthology called Lower Ground Eighteen, named after our usual workshop room in Trent building. Read our 2020 anthology here:
MEET THE COMMITTEE
Jake Weaver - President
Course: French & Spanish
Favourite line from a poem: 'The most beautiful part of your body is wherever your mother's shadow falls' - Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong, by Ocean Vuong
Poetic Parents: Laura Marling & Kaveh Akbar
Elizabeth Barnard - General Secretary
Course: History & Politics
Favourite line from a poem: 'I have measured out my life with coffee spoons' - The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, by T.S. Eliot
Poetry parents: John Keats & Lorde
Tio Olounbanjo - Treasurer
Favourite Poem: Still I Rise - Maya Angelou
Poetic influence: Travis Alabanza, Isaiah Hull, Deanna Rodger
Daisy Beck - Events Coordinator
Course: Law & Spanish
Favourite poem: Why Tinkerbell Quit Anger Management, by Nikita Gill
Favourite line from a poem: 'I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night' - The Old Astronomer To His Pupil, by Sarah Williams
We're really looking forward to another great year of poetry and spoken word, follow all our socials @poetrysocnotts to stay in the loop all year!
See you at the workshops!
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