Apples and Snakes @ Home: Episode 4

In these extraordinary times, we’re trying something new and bringing some of the UK’s leading spoken word poets together online to deliver top line-ups right to your home.

Through Apples and Snakes @ Home we’re exploring new ways to digitally connect artists with each other and with our audiences, nationally and across the globe. It’s vital to continue supporting artists and the wider spoken word community through this time of change, producing new work and pushing the boundaries of what poetry is and can be.

Click the ‘Go to live stream’ button to the right and join us over on the Apples and Snakes YouTube channel for an hour of live streamed poetry and conversation, featuring:

Liz Berry
A patron of Writing West Midlands, Liz berry is a tutor for organisations including Arvon and The Poetry School. Her first collection, Black Country (Chatto 2014), recieved many accolades, including Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. The title poem of her 2018 pamphlet, The Republic of Motherhood, won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018.

Michael Southan
A playwright and poet from Wolverhampton, Michael is an alumni of Graeae’s Theatre Company’s Write To Play programme for D/deaf and disabled writers as well as Birmingham REP’s Foundry artist development scheme. In 2020, he launched his debut poetry pamphlet, published by Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists.

Hosted by Bohdan Piasecki

Spoken word has the power to bring people together in the best and worst of times. As we find ourselves in a period of global uncertainty, distanced physically from one another, the need to connect has never felt more important. Time to experience Apples and Snakes @ Home!

This episode of Apples and Snakes @ Home brings together artists who have a connection to the Midlands and Hit the Ode, our regular spoken word night in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome.

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