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#Repost @brookespoetry • • • • • • As part of the @thinkhumanfest here at @oxfordbrookes next month, there are six terrific (and terrifically free) #poetry events! Here’s a list so you know what they are and can attend them all! Don’t forget to register asap as spaces are limited – and please do share! On Sun 2 Feb, join very famous actor Toby Jones & almost-as-famous John Clare supremo Prof Simon Kövesi for an evening of poetry and music celebrating Clare’s life and work! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/john-clare-an-anniversary-celebration-with-toby-jones-tickets-75734657399 On Mon 3 Feb, Dr Dan O’Gorman has organized a magnificent panel of speakers, including Momtaza Mehri, to discuss ‘Stories of Hatred: how writers fight Islamophobia’: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stories-of-hatred-how-writers-fight-islamophobia-tickets-81243831487 On Tue 4 Feb, experience poet Jay Bernard’s stirring augmented reality installation that explores how we can be haunted by our histories and our everyday lives: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unbody-get-haunted-in-augmented-reality-tickets-80832081933 Also on 4 Feb, join the Poetry Centre, poets Susie Campbell, Jo Young, psychologist Dr Rita Phillips, & war expert Dr Jane Potter as we showcase extraordinary work from our military veterans’ poetry workshops! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-poet-as-a-soldier-and-veteran-what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-soldier-tickets-81245811409 Then on Thu 6 Feb, join us for ‘Constitutions and poetry’ – a multilingual poetry reading & discussion about how poets & writers respond to law, nationalism & cultural identity. With Niall O’Gallagher, Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, Stacey Astill, Prof Peter Edge & Dr Catriona Mackie: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/constitutions-and-poetry-how-writers-relate-to-authority-tickets-81225606977 And finally on Mon 10 Feb, our fab colleague Dr @maryjeanchan hosts ‘Intersectional Identities: exploring race and culture through poetry’, with the fantastic line up of Anthony Anaxagorou, Will Harris & Nisha Ramayya: https://oldfirestation.org.uk/whats-on/intersectional-identities-exploring-race-and-culture-through-poetry/ And did we mention that all these events are free! Come
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