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Poetry and Spoken Word Group AGM

22 March @ 10:00 - 10:30 GMT

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Find out what the SoA Poetry and Spoken Word Group (PSWG) did in 2022, their plans for 2023 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 on the PSWG homepage.  

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

This AGM will be followed by an Industry Insider panel discussion, Poetry and Film – A Perfect Match? Register for this event here

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.


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  • This online event will take place on Zoom. You will be able ask questions on screen or via the chat box
  • This event will not be recorded
  • Attendees have the option to turn on the live transcript option
  • This event is 30 minutes

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22 March
10:00 - 10:30 GMT
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Johanna Clarke
Mathilde Zeeman