Since 2014, Say Owt has run regular poetry events in the form of slams, workshops, scratches, open mics and a variety of other events. In 2018 we became a Limited Company. Click here to see all our upcoming events!
Poets we’ve previous programmed with include: Mark Grist, Sophia Walker, Jess Green, Jenn Hart, Keith Jarrett, Monkey Poet, Harry Baker, Sally Jenkinson, Dan Simpson and the Anti-Slam, Jack Dean, Scott Tyrrell, Vanessa Kissule, Rob Auton, Hannah Silva, Sara Hirsch, Adele Hampton, Hannah Davies, Ian Winter, Kirsten Luckins, Jackie Hagan, B.Dolan, Sage Francis and Shane Koyczan. We’ve run slams with Verbal Remedies in Leeds and Spoken Weird in Halifax, worked with Deer Shed Festival and been part of the International Women's Festival, the Great Yorkshire Fringe and the York Literature Festival.
We are supported by generous funding from Arts Council England.
“Never let it be said that poetry is dead. In York there are gardeners of thought growing fields of poetry to nourish the hearts of the hungry. The people are hungry” – Shane Koyczan