The Verb Presented by Ian McMillan

The Verb Presented by Ian McMillan

The Verb, words and performance with poet Ian McMillan : language at its most creative interviews, discussions, performance, new writing, audio-cartoons, music and poetry. Every Friday at 22.00. The Verb is a home for new writers and new writing, commissioning a new work every week. The Verb – Poetry , novels, short stories, plays, screen-plays, memoirs, essays, history, song, story-telling .Exploring different worlds of language, dialects, rarities and curiosities and how spoken and written language interact.

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  • The "Intellectual" Verb

    Fri, 27 Feb 15

    46 mins

    10 days remaining

    This week The Verb is looking at the word 'intellectual', the idea of the 'pseudo-intellectual', and the 'public intellectual'. Ian's guests are Rob Colls on George Orwell and intellectualism, Paul Taylor on the post-modern, Stephen Law on Pseudo-profundity and Bidisha, whose work-in-progress novel features an intellectual President.

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  • Terms and Conditions

    Fri, 20 Feb 15

    45 mins

    3 days remaining

    The Verb is delving into the world of language we all say we read, but that very few of us actually do - Terms and Conditions. The composer Kerry Andrew along with her vocal ensemble Juice have created a new song inspired by the language of Terms and Conditions, and the novelist Nick Harkaway has used it as a theme to create a spin-off fiction from his novel 'Tigerman' Techno-linguist Tom Chatfield helps us navigate Terms and Conditions online, and lawyer Jo Tall explains why they are so important for entrepreneurs and small businesses

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