Festival of Hope 2 / 20 February 2021

We Sew Our Stories: The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Takeover

Festival of Hope 2

Young Poets Takeovers are The Poetry Society’s space for young poets and performers to share their work. This Takeover will be headlined by four outstanding young writers who have won Young Poets Network challenges: Fathima Zahra, Jack Cooper, Matt Sowerby and Oluwaseun Matiluko. Each poet will be performing a set that speaks up against injustice. There will also be an open mic for any young poet worldwide aged 14-25 to share their work. Come along and discover poetry’s rising stars!

Find more information about the event and guests HERE.


The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society is the UK’s leading organisation for poetry. With innovative education and commissioning programmes, and a packed calendar of performances, competitions, and digital projects, The Poetry Society champions poetry for all ages. The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote a “more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into a dynamic arts organisation, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. It has a thriving worldwide membership and publishes Britain’s leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review. The Poetry Society is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity.