VERVE 2022 – Spoken Word Events

February 2022
Feb 17
17 February 2022
Dancing to Music You Hate - and other poets and poems, hosted by Jasmine Gardosi
Patrick Studio,

7:30pm - 10:00pm Poetry. Beatbox. Celtic dubstep. Dancing To Music you Hate is Jasmine Gardosi’s debut show about gender identity, coming to terms with queerness, and finding the words. Prepare […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 18
18 February 2022
Pen-Ting VERVE Special feat: Suhaiymah Manzoor Khan & Otis Mensah and hosted by The Repeat Beat Poet.
Patrick Studio,

8:30pm - 10:30pm The UK’s freshest hip hop & poetry night is coming to Birmingham and featuring Suhaiymah Manzoor Khan & Otis Mensah! Join us as Pen-Ting brings you the […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 19
19 February 2022
Third Verve Poetry Performance Lecture - Stephanie Sy-Quia: Exiled Texts and Fractured Anecdotal Histories.
Patrick Studio,

12:30pm - 1:25pm In this year’s Performance-Lecture, Stephanie Sy-Quia will use poetry to think through mixed race identity, female embodiment, and how 'structures of faith' abide in contemporary life – […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 19
19 February 2022
The Coventry and Beirut Youthful Cities Exchange present Transnational Lag Express
Patrick Studio,

4:00pm - 5:00pm Twelve young writers and artists embark on a fictional train ride from Coventry to Beirut (and back again!) exploring personal and collective journeys through poetry, dance, spoken […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 19
19 February 2022
That's What We Said VERVE Special: Hosted by Bridget Hart
Patrick Studio,

7:30pm - 9:30pm For Books’ Sake presents: That’s What We Said, a queer feminist poetry night led by non-binary and women performers. We aim to curate live poetry events that […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 20
20 February 2022
Kat Lyons presents excerpts from Dry Season
Patrick Studio,

1:00pm - 2:00pm Menopause? Seriously? WTF? Join Kat for a performance of poetry from their debut collection from Verve Poetry Press and low-tech excerpts from Dry Season to launch the […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 20
20 February 2022
Malika's Poetry Kitchen Anthology Party, hosted by Bohdan Piasecki
Patrick Studio,

4:30pm - 6:30pm In 2001, Malika Booker and Roger Robinson were young, black poets being overlooked by the poetry establishment, but serious about their work and dedicated to their craft. […]

£4.50 – £6.50