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.
- One ticket to rule them all. Get access to all workshops, panels and performances on 19th May for just £15 (concessions available)
- 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….
- You get to make your own punk-tastic zine under the tutelage of Abi Palmer.
- 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!
- 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.
- You can finally learn how to make your own film poem in Helen Dewbery and Chaucer Cameron’s drop-in workshop
- 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.
- Finally discover how to demistify difficult poetry in Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell’s workshop
- 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
- 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