Thursday 5 May

Northern Poetry Symposium: Emergency Poetry Summit

All day (multiple events) | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | £15/10/5

In the Poet’s Chair, with Roger Robinson and Jackie Kay

18.30 – 20.00 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | £5/3

Friday 6 May

Poetry Live!

10.00-12.00 | Frederick Douglass Centre, Newcastle University | Schools only

Newcastle University Open Mic

13:00-14:00 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | Free

Anne Ryland, David Spittle, and Linda France

14.30-15.30 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | £5/3

Simon Armitage (in person only)

16.00-17.30 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | £5/3

John Agard, Grace Nichols, and Imtiaz Dharker

18.30-19:30 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | £5/3

Born Lippy with Rowan McCabe, Georgia Bartlett-McNeil and Jonny Fluffypunk, plus Open Mic

20.00-21:30 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | Free

Saturday 7 May

‘One Cell at a Time’ and readings by Poetry Society Young Poets’ competition winners

12:00-13.00 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | Free

What is it like to be here: Round about Heaton: The People’s Theatre Youth Group

13.15-14.00 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | Free

Linda Anderson, John Challis, and Denise Saul

14.30-15.30 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | £5/3

Jennifer Williams, Ben Wilkinson, and André Naffis-Sahely

16.00-17.00 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | £5/3

The High Commission of Canada in the UK and Griffin Poetry Prize event: Eve Joseph, Billy-Ray Belcourt, and Kathleen Jamie

17.30-18.30 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | £5/3

Hannah Lowe and Joelle Taylor

19.00-20.15 | Northern Stage, Stage 1 | £5/3