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Poet of the Week: Florence Kleiner

Poet of the Week beginning 13/03/2017 is Florence Kleiner

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One Mic Stand

Roma Havers’ previews the University of Manchester’s closest Slam poetry night at the Contact Theatre, at 7pm on the 3rd March 2017

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Northern Lights Writer’s Conference

Roma Havers discusses the upcoming Writing Conference in Sale

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Poet of the Week: Damani Dennisur

Damani Dennisur is our poet of the week

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Why Manchester does not need your poetry ‘crown’

Roma Havers joins forces with Manchester’s poetry community in response to the Manchester Evening News article ‘Why Manchester should be crowned the capital of poetry’

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Top 5: Books that shaped my year

Roma Havers reflects on a year of great books and the top five that stood out

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Preview: Louder Than Words Festival

Roma Havers previews Louder Than Words Festival and its events this weekend

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Review: University of Manchester Comedy Society stand-up night

Roma Havers reviews the University of Manchester Comedy Society’s first open mic night

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“We need to counter the rubbish that poetry is only for a chosen few”

Books editor Roma Havers interviews the poet Lemn Sissay on his new book Gold from the Stone and his role as Chancellor of the University of Manchester

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Women’s campaign: Sticks and Stones launch

Roma Havers introduces the newest Women’s Campaign, ‘Sticks and Stones’ and reviews the launch event

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Ladyfest’s Body Positivity Workshop is an inspiring success

Roma Havers reviews the work of Ladyfest Manchester and their recent Body Positivity Workshop

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Bob Dylan is awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Roma Havers celebrates the news of the new Nobel Prize for Literature winner Bob Dylan, and considers the state of mind of the contemporary literary scene