Keele Hall Readings: Verve Poetry Press Showcase (Online)

We are incredibly pleased to finally be able to welcome three poets from the Verve Poetry Press – the first Keele Hall Reading that fell victim to the pandemic in 2020. So please join us now – almost exactly one year later – for an evening of poetry with Verve Press, featuring former Keelite Scarlett Ward Bennett as well as Sharena Lee Satti and Leah Atherton.


‘…the always exciting Verve Poetry press…‘ – Andrew McMillan

Verve Poetry Press is a Birmingham-based publisher dedicated to promoting and showcasing Birmingham and UK poetic talent in colourful and exciting ways – as you would expect from a press that has grown out of the giddy and flamboyant, annual four days of poetry and spoken word that is Verve Poetry Festival, Birmingham. Added to this is a colourful pamphlet series, featuring poets who have previously performed at our sister festival, and a debut performance poetry series which sees us working with the brightest rising stars on the UK spoken word scene. We also assert our right to publish any poetry we feel needs and deserves to find print where-ever we find it. Like the festival, we will strive to think about poetry in inclusive ways and embrace the multiplicity of approaches towards this glorious art.


Please note that, due to Covid-19, the Keele Hall Readings are currently an online event.

  1. If you have a Keele email address and Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the meeting. Please join a little bit before the starting time of 7.30pm. Someone will be there to let you in from 7.15pm onwards.
  2. If you don’t have a Keele email address, we need to add you to our system as a guest prior to the event. Please register below, and please note that it may take up to 48 hours to process your request. You will also need the Microsoft Teams app to attend the event.

As an audience member, please keep your microphone on mute at all times. To show your appreciation, please applaud visibly (but mutely) on camera and feel free to use the chat function.


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