Feminism and poetry can seem scary and elitist. But the organisers of a feminist poetry night in East Oxford this Friday are showing that feminist poetry can be a fun and powerful way for everyone to contribute to social change, express experiences, and speak truth to power.
The event will take place in the Lounge of East Oxford Community Centre. It is wheelchair accessible and open to all ages and genders. Tickets are available on the door, and on Eventbrite and Facebook: £8 unwaged, £10 waged, £13 better-waged.
The event is encouraging Oxford locals to explore writing as a means of self-expression, platforming marginalised voices, and empowering people to speak up and find their voice.
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Michelle Madsen (poet, regular Glastonbury performer, and investigative journalist) and Serena Arthur (English student and former Birmingham Young Poet Laureate) will read from their own work and participate in the group discussion. There will also be an open-mic session for attendees to share their own work, or the work of their heroes, and an opportunity for discussion at the end.
Threads Equality Agency is an Oxford-based consultancy started in January 2017, founded by gender expert, Monique Ewen, and sponsored by the University of Oxford’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Scheme.
Oxford Poetry Library is a pedal-powered mobile poetry library providing a free and open resource of poetry for all readers, founded by Oxford graduate Phoebe Nicholson.
For further information, and to purchase tickets, click here.