10 Great Reasons to Attend the Saboteur Awards Festival

We are less than a month away from the Saboteur Awards Festival (18-19th May), and while there are many, many (many) reasons to get excited about it, we thought we’d pick just 10 reasons why you should grab a ticket asap. More reasons can be found by checking out our programme here.

  1. One ticket to rule them all. Get access to all workshops, panels and performances on 19th May for just £15 (concessions available)
  2. It’s not the usual suspects. It’s a rare opportunity to meet and hear from Mumbai’s Scherezade Siobhan, Seattle’s Joseph Spece, as well as a fabulous flock of Scottish artists….
  3. You get to make your own punk-tastic zine under the tutelage of Abi Palmer.
  4. There are many excellent performances to look forward to – from poetry-panel show I’m Sorry I Haven’t Haiku, to PechaKucha performances: 20 slides set to a timer of 20 seconds each, against which various writers will perform…. I’m excited to see how they work with that constraint!
  5. Get a taste of this year’s shortlist if you haven’t had the chance yet – as well as showcase performances of people shortlisted, you can also peruse shortlisted works in the quiet room.
  6. You can finally learn how to make your own film poem in Helen Dewbery and Chaucer Cameron’s drop-in workshop
  7. You can buy all of the books in our book stall – from zines to anthologies, short story collections and novellas, to some less classifiable creatures.
  8. Finally discover how to demistify difficult poetry in Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell’s workshop
  9. Hear first-hand what it’s like to write for a video game, and explore alternatives to traditional publishing in our Choose Your Own Adventure panel
  10. Find out who has won this year’s Saboteur Awards and bribe them into sharing their gin with you.

Tickets can be booked at the speed of light from bit.ly/sabtickets