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Derby Poetry Festival: Salty X Word Wise feat. Scarlett Ward – QUAD, Derby

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Join us for the last event of the festival, where two long standing Derby poetry nights will join forces to celebrate LGBTQ+ and female voices. Salty, formally She Speaks, and Word Wise, have always been proud to support underrepresented voices in the poetry world, now with featured poet, Scarlett Ward, we offer you a night of protest, celebration and joy, with an open mic to close the festival.

Scarlett Ward is a queer writer living in Brighton but born in Staffordshire. Her debut collection ‘Ache‘ was published by Verve Poetry Press in 2019 and since then she has been shortlisted for the Rebecca Swift foundation’s Women’s Poet Prize. She has delivered poetry workshops for the BBC’s ‘contains strong language‘ programme and for Verve Poetry Festival.

Presented as part of Derby Poetry Festival 2023.

About Derby Poetry Festival

Often referred to as DPF, Derby Poetry Festival is a four-day poetry and literature festival held in the centre of Derby. We are dedicated to developing new writing talent in Derby and bringing excellent work to the city. DPF has just entered its fifth year, and 2023 is set to be bigger and better than ever.

We work with local, national and international talent to build a community of like-minded individuals to create a wonderful literary festival.

Derby Poetry Festival is supported by Arts Council England, Derby City Council and presented in partnership with Cathedral Quarter Derby.

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