Poetry

Boulevard Theatre and Live Canon present

Sunday Service: Poetry

with Theresa Lola, Barney Norris and Helen Mort

Presenting all aspects of the verse world,
from ballads to blank verse and sonnets to slams

Sun 8 Dec 16:30

Book now from £12

From ballads to blank verse and sonnets to slam battles, this event will explore how we take poetry from the page and bring it to life through performance and discussion. Curated by leading poetry society Live Canon, each week offers a platform to guests from different parts of the verse world to come together and share their work in an exciting and enlightening way.

with Theresa Lola, Barney Norris and Helen Mort

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet and facilitator, and is the current Young People’s Laureate for London. She is an alumni of the Barbican Young Poets programme and was joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. She has facilitated poetry workshops at university, primary and secondary level and has produced commissions for the Mayor of London and Tate Galleries.

Barney Norris is a critically acclaimed playwright, poet and author. His debut play Visitors won the Critics Circle Award 2014 for Most Promising Playwright and was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, the Writers Guild of Great Britain award for Best Play and an Off West End Award or Best New Play. His debut novel, Fire Rivers Met On a Wooded Plane was at Waterstones and Foyles Book of the Month. His debut poetry collection Falling was published by Playdead Press.

Helen Mort has published tow poetry collections with Chatto and Windus Division Street (2013) and No Map Could Show Them (2015). She won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize for the best first collection. Her novel Black Car Burning was published in 2019. She teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and she is also the autho or Lake District Trail Running. 

Theresa Lola 

Barney Norris

Helen Mort

Tickets: £12

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