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Conversation with the poets on Friday 16th March 7pm-8.30pm, Upper Tarble (Clothier Building)

Friday 16th March ‘Conversation about sign language poetry’ – What’s old? What’s new? What’s to come?

What time: 7pm-8.30pm

Where: Upper Tarble in Clothier Building

Meet the festival poets and see a taster of sign language poetry. Enjoy the ‘conversation’ of the ASL and BSL poets as they discuss the British and American Deaf communities’ views of sign language poetry – past, present and future – in front of an audience from the Deaf community, Swarthmore College and other visitors.

Questions from the audience will be welcome! Who knows where conversation will go, but topics will probably include:

  • What do the American and British Deaf Communities value about sign language poetry?
  • What has been the situation for poets and sign language poetry in the past?
  • What is it like for poets in the American and British Deaf Communities?
  • What are the poets’ hopes for the future of sign language poetry?

This event is free and open to all members of the public and the college community. No registration is needed and there is no reserved seating. Please note that event details may be subject to change at short notice.

All events will be fully accessible in ASL and spoken English with ASL, BSL and Voice Interpreting services provided.

Swarthmore College does not permit members of the audience to film or photograph any performances. Please respect this and understand if you are asked to put away your camera or phone during performances.

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