Words Weekend 2019
Lisette Auton Does Stuff with Words
Lisette Auton is a disabled writer, poet, spoken word performer, theatre-maker and creative practitioner – she does stuff with words. She is an award winning poet and one of Penguin Random House UK’s WriteNow mentees for her children’s novel based on the North-East coast. She delivers passionate, high octane, physical pieces about disability, mental health, politics, feminism, equality, and her love of chips, using lyrical techniques to spiral out from the personal to the universal. All of her work seeks to make the invisible visible.
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]