Book A Poet

Through Book A Poet, Apples and Snakes can help you find the perfect spoken word poet to suit your needs.

For over 35 years Apples and Snakes has championed spoken word, poetry in performance and poets.

Our experience in developing workshops and performances is second to none. Apples and Snakes can connect you to the best spoken word artists performing today, whether or not you want to celebrate National Poetry Day, World Poetry Day, Black History, Black History Month or work with a poet to develop creative and engaging approaches to teaching, writing and performing poetry.

Please complete the enquiry form in as much detail as possible, and we will be in touch to discuss your booking options. If you are interested in hiring an artist for a longer term project, such as a residency or workshop series, please still complete the form.

Artist Fees
Half day: £250 (up to 2 hours total delivery time)
Full day: £375 (up to 4 hours total delivery time)
Performance only: £150

Timings can be stretched to fit your day, so long as the artist has enough breaks and is happy with the terms of the booking. Some of our artists do charge slightly more and in some cases it may be necessary to add travel or accommodation costs.

If you have any questions or would like to talk through your event, please contact or call 020 8465 6146.

Please note, submitting a booking form does not constitute a confirmed booking.