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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 is 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.    
Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/15

Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/2015 Announcement

In its 19th year, the Birmingham Poet Laureate scheme grows from year to year and the Library of Birmingham will be celebrating National Poetry Day with the announcement of the city’s new adult and young Poets Laureate. 2 October  2014 
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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Birmingham Literature Festival 2014

Birmingham Literature Festival 2014

Thu 02 October 2014, 6:00pm

Black History Month 2014

Urdu Mushaira

Tue 14 October 2014, 10:00am


SHOUT Festival

Sat 15 November 2014, 11:00am

Jan Watts

Poetry for Lunch

Thu 02 October 2014, 1:00pm

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