The Speakers' Corner began in January 2006 as a venue for the best spoken word performance from York, Yorkshire and beyond. This regular monthly event featured poets, storytellers, raconteurs, stand-up comedians, even the occasional singer-songwriter. Guests at Speakers' Corner have gone on to win prizes in poetry slams and prestigious national writing competitions, while anybody who wanted to come and perform was invited to sign up on the night for a spot in our hugely popular open mic.
At the end of 2012 the organisers of The Speakers' Corner took the difficult decision to put the event on hold for a year. This means that The Speakers' Corner will not be running regular events in 2013. We are planning to resume regular monthly spoken word events in 2014, subject to finding a new venue for our events. In the meantime, the organisers will be sending out a regular email newsletter with information about other poetry and spoken word events in York and the surrounding area, and news of occasional one-off events which The Speakers' Corner or its organisers may be holding in 2013.
If you would like to be added to our email list, please go to the Contact Us page and fill out the web form with your details. We will not pass these to any other organisations and will only use your details to circulate information about poetry, spoken word and literary news.
Please watch this page for news of future events at The Speakers' Corner.