This live literary event, hosted by Dr Sarah Jackson and Jo Dixon of Nottingham Trent University, brought together the words of callers and poets in a vibrant celebration of the cultural history of the telephone. Two earlier events in the Switchboard series invited members of the public to produce new writing about the varied and vast telephone archive at Nottingham Industrial Museum, or to leave telephone-themed answer machine messages in the phone box adjacent to Dialling In café, Low Pavement. Listen to those messages here.
These voices were combined on Thursday evening with poems inspired by the telephone from open-mic performers, staff and students from NTU, and special guest poet Russ Litten. Read Hannah Cooper-Smithson’s review of the evening on our blog and at LeftLion online.