State of the word: what we’ve found researching the spoken word sector

In 2016 we were funded by Arts Council England to conduct a piece of research which took the pulse of the spoken word sector in England and tested the potential and appetite for a national development programme.  We talked to poets, promoters, venues and funders and have just published a summary report of those discussions.

We’ve now invited our friends and colleagues across the sector to a Development Day in Liverpool on the 9th February to discuss the findings and scope out practical ideas that will best support the further development of the spoken word scene.  If you are interested in attending the event please do get in touch.