7:00pm – 9:00pm
Opening #VERVE2022 is our first Birmingham Schools Slam Final! We invited twelve local Primary Schools to bring a team of their best poets to this exciting new competition hosted and facilitated by Brummie gem and Verve Poetry Press poet Giovanni ‘Spoz’ Esposito! But there’s more! Our judges will consist of three Young Poet Laureates from the area: Fatma Mohiuddin (Birmingham), Erin Gascoigne-Jones (Staffordshire) and Faith Taylor (Worcestershire) selected and encouraged by regional poetry champions Poetry On Loan. Each laureate will deliver a set of their work, as will former Birmingham Poet Laureate, the amazing Roy McFarlane. Come and support the poetry stars of the future through their first-ever slam!