Stairs & Whispers is the first major UK anthology of poetry and essays from D/deaf and disabled writers, published by Nine Arches Press.
Join writers, disability activists and co-editors of this groundbreaking anthology – Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman – for an evening of poetry, film and discussion around disability and literature.
At this accessible venue in a BSL-interpreted set, the Stairs and Whispers editors will present poems from the book and connected video poems in BSL and English (with captions). Poet Raymond Antrobus will dazzle with a spoken word performance and short film about Deaf culture, speaking about his experiences.
In a political climate that constantly threatens to marginalise disabled people, The Last Word festival hosts this evening of poetry and discussion that explores, empowers and represents the realities of D/deaf and disabled poets in their own words in present-day UK.
*Fees are £1.95 per transaction
Age restrictions: Recommended 14+
Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.
Running time: approx. 1 hour
BSL-interpreted and captioned