about Spork! Poetry CIC

Hello! We're a Community Interest Company & spoken-word producer based in Exeter, delivering big dollops of live poetry events, workshops & artist support.


We put on regular gigs at Exeter Phoenix featuring local talent & line-ups from across the UK, as well a year-round program of writing & events, workshops & artists support in Exeter and across Devon.

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"With an incredibly talented line-up and a charming host, Spork! celebrates spoken word poetry in all its forms, making for an authentic and amusing show to please any audience member." - Razz Mag Feb 2020


Spork! was created by local artist Chris White in 2018 to bring accessible & fun spoken-word to the region. We're community led, are constantly trying new ideas and love working with partners in Exeter and beyond.


In the past 4 years, we've put on over 50 events, including slams competitions, haiku workshops and online gigs. We've worked with a range of partners from Newcourt Community Centre to Mothers Who Make, and have programmed drag queens, brass bands and rappers, as well as some of the best spoken-word artists in the UK and beyond, including Buddy Wakefield, Vanessa Kissule, Joelle Taylor and John Hegley.

Spork! is supported by Arts Council England and Exeter UNESCO City of Literature