Workshop: Poetry in Performance – How We Read with Casey Bailey, part of Skylines Festival of Poetry and Spoken Word.

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Part of SkyLines Festival of Poetry and Spoken Word.

Date: Sat 16 July
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Screen Room, Belgrade Theatre
Tickets: £28 (concessions: £26)
Limited availability

Whether you are someone who writes with performance in mind, or someone who is aiming to share their work beyond the page for the first time, thinking about how we read our poetry is important. We will look at intonation, volume, speed, pause and editing performance like editing writing. All welcome, beginners and experienced writers too. Participants are asked to have one poem with them that would like to prepare for performance.

Casey Bailey is a writer, performer and educator, born and raised in Nechells, Birmingham. Casey is the Birmingham Poet Laureate 2020 – 2022. His second full poetry collection Please Do Not Touch was published by Burning Eye in 2021, hiss first was Adjusted (Verve Poetry Press, 2018). Casey’s poetry is published in journals including Poetry Birmingham Literature Journal and in anthologies published by Emma Press and Verve Poetry Press. A number of organisations have commissioned pieces from Casey, including the BBC he has performed his poetry in Edinburgh, London, Liverpool, Birmingham, France, India and many other places.