Deranged Poetesses: Mothers

Saturday 30 June | ARC Stockton


If you haven’t been before, Deranged Poetesses is a ‘pecha kucha’ event, where artists respond to a theme using poetry, performance, presentation, and strictly timed visual slides. Each performance is 13 minutes long, and we have five amazing women and non-binary performers all talking about aspectsof mothers and motherhood. It’s happening from 7pm and is a Pay What You Decide event, but we highly recommend reserving your seat here.

The afternoon before the event we have a full afternoon of free activities for women/non-binary poets and their friends:

We Think Back Through Our Mothers @ 2pm
Fascinating creative writing workshop from an incredible poet and novelist, Carmen Marcus. Book seats here as places will be limited.

Mother Tongues @ 4pm
We are proud to screen four short films by Victoria Adukwei Bulley. Her Mother Tongues project brings together women poets of colour with their mothers to discuss and perform poems in English and in translation.

Are Sisters Doing it for Themselves? @ 4.30pm
We welcome Katie Ailes from Scottish poetry collective Loud Poets to lead a round-table networking discussion informed by her recent PhD research into the experiences of women spoken word artists across the UK. It would be great if you could reserve a place for this free activity as well, so I can cater some tea and biscuits for us all!