What Does Accessible Mean? Panel Discussion with Casey Bailey & Guests

Sunday 8th May

2pm - 4pm

Nonsuch Studios - 92 Lower Parliament St, Nottingham, NG1 1EH

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Do we want our poetry to be inaccessible, or reserved for a selected few?

Explore ideas around poetry’s accessibility – in the way that it’s written and performed – and how this can often be seen as a negative thing.

Our poet panellists – Emteaz Hussain, Matt Welton and Casey Bailey – will delve into discussion points around elitism in poetry, asking why people from certain backgrounds feel like they can’t ‘do’ poetry. All chaired by Casey Bailey.

Casey Bailey is a writer, performer and educator, born and raised in Nechells, Birmingham, UK. He was Birmingham Poet Laureate from 2020 to 2022. Casey’s second poetry collection Please Do Not Touch was published by Burning Eye in 2021, and he’s had poetry published in a number of anthologies and journals including Poetry Birmingham Literature Journal and anthologies published by Emma Press and Verve Poetry Press. Casey has been commissioned by organisations including the BBC, Symphony Hall, West Midlands Combined Authority and Birmingham City Council, and he has performed his poetry in Edinburgh, London, Liverpool, Birmingham, France, India and many other places. Casey is a fellow at the University of Worcester, and in 2021 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Education by Newman University.

Pay what you can
Suggested donation £5

Doors 1.30pm
Start time: 2pm

(An NPF Event)

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