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Africa Writes Day @ Bham Lit Fest Workshop: Performing Your Poetry – with Casey Bailey

Saturday 19 November 2022, 2.30pm-4.30pm 

The Legacy Centre of Excellence, Birmingham, B6 4UU


Join the outgoing Birmingham Poet Laureate, Casey Bailey, to learn how to approach reading and performing your poetry to an audience.

Bring a poem that you want to work on, and let’s play with tempo, volume, emotion and intonation.

For poets of all levels of experience, including beginners.


About the host:

Casey Bailey is the current Birmingham Poet Laureate and is a writer, performer and educator, born and raised in Nechells, Birmingham, UK. Casey released his debut full collection of poetry, Adjusted in 2018 with Verve Poetry Press and his second collection Please Do Not Touch with Burning Eye in 2021. Casey’s play GrimeBoy was commissioned by the Birmingham Rep and performed in early 2022. Casey’s poetry has featured in a number of anthologies and he was commissioned by the BBC to write The Ballad of The Peaky Blinders in 2019. He has performed his poetry nationally, and internationally.


This event is part of Birmingham Literature Festival 2022.

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Legacy Centre
144 Potters Ln, Birmingham,B6 4UU


19 Nov 2022


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


£10 (bursaries are available)