Homer to Hip Hop: A People’s History of Spoken Word

Say Owt & York Literature Festival presents
Homer to Hip Hop: A People’s History of Spoken Word
Thursday 31st March, 7.30pm
Tickets for this show are £10 in advance (more on the door) and are available from See Tickets.

*This is a fully seated show with all seating unreserved*

Say Owt and York Literature Festival are joining together to present a performance lecture from author and poet, Pete Bearder.

As we enter the post-COVID comeback, meet the artistic revivals that have remade the world from the bottom up.

.Find out why wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop. The spoken word has always been the most immediate tool of cultural revival. This show brings a proud history to life, and asks what we can do with it next.

Former National Poetry Slam Champion, Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop.

Pete is an award-winning spoken word poet, author and comic. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. This show follows the release of his ground-breaking new book Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance.

‘a fantastic piece of work’
Michael Rosen

‘this is the book we have all been waiting for’
Ian McMillan

‘A charming wild rumpus of a ride – part lecture, part performance and utterly engaging.’
Tongue Fu

‘A hugely popular event, the audience was constantly engaged and immersed’
Raise the Bar

Say Owt & York Literature Festival presents
Homer to Hip Hop: A People’s History of Spoken Word
Thursday 31st March, 7.30pm
Tickets for this show are £10 in advance (more on the door) and are available from See Tickets.