THE POWER OF POETRY IN TODAY'S WORLD
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- 10 Feb 2017
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Poetry, whether read, written or performed, is still one of the most profound and prominent art forms. From the runaway success of hip hop musical Hamilton, to Bob Dylan’s recent Nobel Prize for literature, this in-depth discussion will look at the ways in which poetry remains a powerful form of expression in modern society.
Fiona Mountford has been Theatre Critic at the Evening Standard for 14 years. Until its recent sad demise, she also used to write arts and interview features for the Independent on Sunday. She is a regular host of Platforms at the National Theatre and is a judge for the Peter Brook Empty Space Awards.
Sally Carruthers is executive director for the Poetry School, the UK’s largest provider of poetry education.
Mona Arshi worked as a Human Rights lawyer before receiving her Masters in Creative Writing, and is now an award-winning poet.
Glyn Maxwell is a celebrated writer, having won many prizes for his poetry, plays, and libretti. His stage work includes Liberty at Shakespeare’s Globe, and The Lifeblood at Riverside Studios.
Date: Friday 10 February
Location: Hampstead Downstairs
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