Poet in the City and Exeter Central Library invite you to the launch of Poet in the City Producers, a training programme for young producers to develop key industry and transferable skills in creative producing through a programme of workshops, leadership training, networking opportunities and professional practice.

Poet in the City Producers will produce new work inspired by local feminist stories as part of the national Herstory programme in collaboration with the British Library, and develop young peoples' professional skills to become the next generation of poetry producers. This is an opportunity to shape a new youth culture offer in Newcastle, and to play a role in finding new producing talent to shape the future of poetry in the city.

Have your say:

To kick things off, we’re bringing together young people from Newcastle to ask the question: ‘What story do you want to tell about your city?’ Join us at a digital Roundtable on Thursday 7th October at 5pm for a lively and open discussion between young people who care about the arts in Exeter.

We’ll explore what’s happening in Exeter and what’s missing from the scene. Together we’ll map our city and ensure everyone’s voice is heard, what do you want to create in your city?

Who can attend?

We’re inviting young leaders, creatives, and arts professionals based in Exeter to contribute to the discussion. (No upper age limit, anyone with a stake in the creative scene in the South West can attend.)

Special guest poet Chris White will be joining us to take poetic minutes of the session. Chris is a poet, performer, multiple slam winner & submerging artist based in Exeter, who performs his work regularly at spoken-word nights and festivals from Latitude to Tongue Fu. He's created several theatre shows including Moist Moist Moist which received a 2021 Pleasance Partnership Award. He's the founder and host of Spork! Poetry and produces events, workshops and artist support across Exeter and the South West. In his silly, surreal way he often talks about queerness, identity and ducks.

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