Collections in Verse: Newcastle

We are delighted to be working with Newcastle based poets, Degna Stone, Ellen Moran and Sky Hawkins to create new poetry inspired by the British Library exhibition Unfinished Business. From bodily autonomy and the right to education, to self-expression and protest, the exhibition explores how feminist activism in the UK has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights. 

Before Covid-19 put a halt to proceedings, the three brilliant poets had been working across Fenham, East and West End with branch libraries and organisations such as Children’s Society Women’s Group and Tyneside Women and Girls to capture stories that will inspire the newly commissioned poetry.