As well as being a highly regarded performance poet with Apples and Snakes, among others, and winner of multiple SLAM contests, Janett is a prime mover behind the Festival’s poetry competition for young people.
That’s not surprising, since she’s already founder of Inspired Word, a charitable organisation for survivors, to promote poetry’s therapeutic qualities (appearing at Manor House Library on Tuesday 13th September) and Aspire Creativity, which delivers training, workshops and consultancy on poetry, arts, diversity and performance skills for children and adults.
Her work features in anthologies including Red (Peepal Tree Press), A storm between fingers (Flipped Eye) and Handmade Fire (Mouthmark Press) and her debut solo work is lifemarks (Flipped Eye).
This is a brief glimpse of her performing, but you’ll be able to see much more at the poetry night on Thursday 15th September:
The poetry night takes place at St Swithun’s church hall. Have a look at our events page to find out more.