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Exeter chosen as one of five UK cities for prestigious library poetry event

Posted on 01 Sep 2021

Exeter Library has been chosen as one of only five in the UK to host a poetry event aimed at encouraging new writing from across the country.

The Collections in Verse initiative is a collaboration between Poet in the City and the British Library.

The live ‘Exeter Herstory’ free event being held on Tuesday 28th September will focus on unfinished feminist stories throughout history.

The other cities pinpointed for Collections in Verse live events are Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield and Reading.

Callum Elliot-Archer, Centre Manager for Exeter Library, said: “Exeter being chosen for this event has real kudos. Exeter Herstory will be a live event featuring storytelling, poetry and talks with activists, thinkers and poets leading feminist movements in Exeter. There will be a focus on how far the gender equality movement has come, and where it is going next. We are really keen to invite people who perhaps haven’t been to an event like this before. It will be a lively evening of discussion with a light supper in the company of like-minded folk.”

Women will be central to this conversation but this event is open to everyone.

When? Tuesday 28th September, 6pm
Where? Exeter Central Library
How? Book your free ticket

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