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Poetry and Spoken Word Group AGM 2022

10 March @ 10:00 - 10:30 GMT

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Find out what the SoA Poetry and Spoken Word Group (PSWG) did in 2021, their plans for 2022 and meet the new Committee members. Hosted by Katrina Naomi, Chair of the Poetry and Spoken Word Group. The Chair’s report will be available to read ahead of the AGM on the PSWG homepage.


About the Poetry and Spoken Word Group

The Poetry and Spoken Word Group is a professional community of poets and spoken word artists. It represents writers and performers at any stage of their career. The group come together to discuss issues affecting poets and the spoken word community, offer advice and support, and raise the profile of poetry and performance.


Send us your questions

Any questions for the Committee? Please send your questions in advance to PSWG Administrator Johanna Clarke in advance.





Book your place using the registration form below.


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10 March
10:00 - 10:30 GMT
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Johanna Clarke