The monotonous daily grind of meetings, work jargon and the constant use of technology means that a day in the office can begin to drag and you’re left slowly counting down the hours to the end of the day. It can be difficult to produce even one creative thought.

Take the opportunity to re-energise and reinvigorate your mind and join us for an event that will once again get your creativity flowing. In this 45-minute poetry bite, a fantastic line-up of poets from the wider festival will use their quick wit and inventive take on the written and spoken word to galvanise and inspire you.

About The Speakers

Zeina Hashem Beck

Zeina Hashem Beck is the author of To Live in Autumn, winner of the 2013 Backwaters Prize; 3arabi Song, winner of the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize; and There Was and How Much There Was, a 2016 Laureate’s Choice, selected by Carol Ann Duffy. She won the 2016 May Sarton NH Poetry Prize for Louder than Hearts.

Jo Brandon

Jo Brandon was born in Essex in 1986 and currently lives in West Yorkshire. Jo’s pamphlet, Phobia, was published in 2012 and her debut full-length collection, The Learned Goose, in 2015, both by Valley Press. Jo has worked as an editor, arts coordinator and freelance writer.

Andy Craven-Griffiths

Andy Craven-Griffiths has performed his poetry on Radio 1, Radio 4, BBC2, and on stages at festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude. He is writing a play as part of Curve Theatre’s WritersLab, is studying part-time for a PhD in creative writing, and is working on a book of poetry for children. In 2016 Andy was one of Radio 3’s Verb New Voices and made work for Oxford University Press. As an educator he has run poetry workshops for over 25,000 young people, and has published a chapter on teaching rhyme in Making Poetry Happen.