11 Jan 2021 | 6-7pm | Online

New Writing North are excited to host this Northern Writers’ Awards: Poetry Roadshow

This roadshow will feature poets and poetry publishers, and offer advice for emerging or established poets on getting your work published.

Speakers include poet Rommi Smith; poet and editor Jo Clement; poet and editor JT Welsch; and Hannah Bannister, Operations Manager of Peepal Tree Press.


About the speakers: 

Rommi Smith is an award-winning poet, playwright and performer. Inaugural Poet-in-Residence for British Parliament, Inaugural-Writer-in-Residence for Keats House and three-time BBC Writer in Residence, Rommi is a currently completing a PhD by practice. She is a visiting scholar at City University New York. She is the recipient of the Northern Writers’ Award for Poetry (selected by the poet Don Paterson). (Photo credit, Lizzie Coombes)

Jo Clement is Managing Editor of Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine and a New Writing North Northern Promise award-winner. Her poems have been shortlisted for the Bridport, Melita Hume and Troubadour International prizes. Her illustrated debut Moveable Type (New Writing North) was published with support from Arts Council England and was shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the 2020 Saboteur Awards.

JT Welsch is Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Industries at the University of York, where he is also the co-founder of the letterpress publisher, Thin Ice Press. His own poetry books include Orchids (Salt, 2010), Hell Creek Anthology (Sidekick, 2015), and the forthcoming Flora & Fauna (Thin Ice, 2021), and he is author of the recent study, The Selling and Self-Regulation of Contemporary Poetry (Anthem, 2020).

Hannah Bannister joined Peepal Tree Press in 1994 as an intern. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the press, and heads up design, production, rights and sales.

Chaired by Will Mackie, Senior Programme Manager, New Writing North.

Sign up here

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Attendees will not have their camera or microphone on but there will be the opportunity to ask the panelists questions should you want to.

This event is free but places are limited. If you sign up for this event and can no longer attend please email grace@newwritingnorth.com

The Northern Writers’ Awards are produced by New Writing North with support from Northumbria University, Arts Council England and a range of industry partners. The awards support work-in-progress by writers based in the North of England.