Welcome back to the Annual Derby Poetry Festival. This year we have another collaboration between DPF, She Speaks and Quad.We will start at 18:30 on the dot!She Speaks is a night with live performance and amazing talent!She Speaks is an inclusive and supportive space promoting women (trans inclusive) non binary, and femme identifying artists.All are welcome to support and perform on the open mic, in fact all are encouraged!May contain adult content. For this Derby Poetry Festival we're excited to announce that we have an amazing headliner - Joelle TaylorJoelle Taylor is an award-winning poet, playwright, author and editor who has recently completed touring Europe, Australia, Brazil and South East Asia with her latest collection Songs My Enemy Taught Me. She is widely anthologised, the author of 3 full poetry collections and 3 plays and is currently completing her debut book of short stories The Night Alphabet. She has featured on radio and television, and founded SLAMbassadors in 2001 - the UK’s national youth slam championships remaining its Artistic Director until 2018. Her work is taught as part of the English GCSE syllabus, and she has received a Change Maker Award and a Fellowship of the RSA, and was longlisted for the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships.This month we are at Quad. This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have any support needs or any questions regarding this.Tickets are running through Quads Website.SAFE(R) SPACE POLICYThis event has a safe(r) space policy in effect. We do not tolerare prejudice, violent behavhour or harassment of any kind. This includes (but not limited to) transphobia, racism, homophobia, ableism. Basically enjoy the night & be kind!