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Sage Gateshead



Words Weekend 2019

Industry Insight: How to Make a Living as a Poet with Society of Authors


Part of Words Weekend 2019

Free, but ticketed


Poets Jo Bell and Tara Bergin, in conversation with Theo Jones from the Society of Authors, will discuss what their writing life looks like and how they effectively engage with publishers, readers and new audiences to make a living from their work. This will be followed by a networking event and a free masterclass with Theo Jones.

More information about the free masterclass with Theo Jones.

More info:

Start time: 11am
Venue: Barbour Room

As everyone deserves equal access to entertainment, every event in Words Weekend will be accessible. In addition to the gold standard access provision at Sage Gateshead, all events will be BSL interpreted and there will be a roaming interpreter facilitating conversations throughout the venue.

Words Weekend will post a Social Story on their website for anyone who might find new situations difficult and would like to know what to expect from the festival. Sage Gateshead also offer short familiarisation visits.

We request that everyone is tolerant to the needs of other audience members,  some of whom might need to take a break from a space during an event, for example. Lighting will be raised slightly higher than usual, sound levels will be limited at most events and more comfortable seating options will be offered in some spaces.  Please remember that not all disabilities or health conditions are visible. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]