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UK POETRY EVENTS CAN BE FOUND ON THESE THREE PAGES

 


  Regular UK Open Mic Events  -  Poetry Festivals  -  One Off and Special Poetry Events

 


EVENTS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD

Africa - Asia - Australia - Canada - Central America Europe - Internet - Ireland - New Zealand - USA 


 
 
Poetry Festivals
 
We would appreciate any help towards ensuring that all
regularly held festivals which are of interest to poets are listed here.

More General Literary Festivals are below the Poetry Festivals list

Below this listing there are some further lists for USA and Australian Festivals.
 

JANUARY

Palm Beach Poetry Festival. USA

http://www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/upcoming

 


FEBRUARY
Bath Literary Festival - Bath - UK
http://www.bathlitfest.org.uk/



MARCH
Words by the Water Literature Festival - Kendal, West Cumbria - UK
http://www.wayswithwords.co.uk.


Essex Book Festival - Essex, UK
http://www.essexbookfestival.org.uk/


Kings Lynn Literary Festival - UK
http://www.lynnlitfests.com/

Beall Poetry Festival - Waco, Texas - USA
http://www.baylor.edu/beall/ 


Oundle Festival of Literature - Northamptonshire - UK
http://www.oundlelitfest.org.uk/
(Events through the year)


StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival - St Andrews - Scotland
http://www.stanzapoetry.org/


Text Festival - Bury - UK
Next 2016  - Biennial
http://www.textfestival.com/


York Literature Festival - York UK


Huddersfield Literature Festival - Huddersfield - UK
www.litfest.org.uk


APRIL


Austin International Poetry Festival - Texas - USA
Now in its 13th year
http://www.aipf.org/


Liverpool Biannual International Poetry Festival - Liverpool/Wirral UK
 Information from  info@poetrykit.org


Writing on the Wall Festival - Liverpool UK
http://writingonthewall.org.uk/
0151 707 4313

info@writingonthewall.org.uk


Cambridge Literary Festival - Cambridge UK
http://www.cambridgeliteraryfestival.com/ 
 
Wenlock Poetry Festival - Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK
http://www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org/

 



MAY
Dublin Writers Festival -  Dublin - Ire
http://www.dublinwritersfestival.com/

 

Poetry-next-the-Sea - Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, UK
www.poetry-next-the-sea.com

Dorchester Festival of Music and Arts - UK
Some literary content
http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/


Dulwich Festival - London, UK
http://www.dulwichfestival.co.uk/


Chorlton Arts Festival - Manchester, UK
www.chorltonartsfestival.com


Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival - Sterts Arts Centre, near Liskeard, Cornwall -  UK

 www.bodminmoorpoetryfestival.co.uk

 

 


JUNE

Annikki Poetry Festival - Finland

http://www.annikinkatu.net/runofestivaali/english.htm


Bridlington Poetry Festival - UK

www.bridlington-poetry-festival.com


Charles Causley Festival - Launceston - UK - UK
Tickets: 
01566 772321
Email: ccf.organiser@gmail.com
http://charlescausleyfestival.co.uk/

Grassington Festival - Yorks, UK
http://www.grassington-festival.org.uk:80/


The Guardian Hay Festival - Hay-on-Wye - UK
https://www.hayfestival.com/portal/index.aspx?skinid=1&localesetting=en-GB 


Hebden Bridge Arts Festival - Hebdon Bridge - UK
http://hebdenbridge.co.uk/index.html


International Poetry Festival - Rotterdam, Holland
http://www.poetry.nl/general_new/activiteiten/index.html


Lowdham Book Festival - Lowdhan, Nottingham - UK
http://www.lowdhambookfestival.co.uk/


Stratford-on-Avon - UK
http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/home.html 

 

T S Eliot Festival - Little Gidding UK

http://www.littlegidding.org.uk/ 

JULY


Frome Festival - Somerset, UK
http://www.fromefestival.co.uk/

 

Hebden Bridge Festival - UK
http://hebdenbridge.co.uk/index.html 


Henley Festival - UK
http://www.henley-festival.co.uk/


Ledbury Poetry Festival - Ledbury, UK
www.poetry-festival.co.uk.
Lichfield Festival - UK
http://www.lichfieldfestival.org/

 

West Cork Literary Festival - Ireland

http://www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie/

 

Ways with Words - Dartington Hall Festival - UK
http://hebdenbridge.co.uk/index.html

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The Wirral Festival of Firsts, Hoylake - UK

 www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk

 

The Gerard Manley Hopkins International Literary Festival - Co. Kildare, Ireland
http://www.gerardmanleyhopkins.org

 

 
AUGUST

 

 


SEPTEMBER

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, Devon, - UK
 
http://www.budlitfest.org.uk


Tucson Poetry Festival - USA
http://www.tucsonpoetryfestival.org/


Rye Festival - UK
www.ryefestival.co.uk
 Royston Arts Festival - UK
http://www.roystonartsfestival.org/
Small Wonder, Short story Festival - Charleston, UK
Situated 6 miles east of Lewes, East Sussex
http://www.charleston.org.uk/smallwonder/index.html
 

Wigtown Book Festival - UK

www.wigtownbookfestival.com

 

 Everybody’s Reading festival  - Leicester - UK

28th September – 6th October 2013

www.everybodysreading.org.uk 

 

 


OCTOBER

Poetry Swindon - Swindon, UK 

http://www.poetryswindon1.blogspot.co.uk/p/festival.html

 

Belfast Festival - Belfast, NI

http://www.belfastfestival.com/


Derwent Poetry Festival - Matlock Bath October 27-28,  UK
http://www.templarpoetry.co.uk

Tucson Poetry Festival - Tucson, USA
http://www.tucsonpoetryfestival.org/


Manchester Poetry Festival - UK
http://www.manchesterpoetryfestival.co.uk/


Essex Poetry Festival - UK
http://www.essex-poetry-festival.co.uk


Torbay Festival of Poetry - UK

http://www.acumen-poetry.co.uk/


Warwick Words - Festival of Literature and Spoken Word - UK

www.warwickwords.co.uk

 

Poetry International (biennial) - London, UK
http://www.rfh.org.uk/poetryint/flash.html
 
Ilkley Literature Festival - Ilkley, UK

 
NOVEMBER

 


 
The Pacific Festival of the Book - Victoria, Canada
www.pacificfestivalofthebook.com
Derwent Poetry Festival - Bath
http://templarpoetry.com/products/derwent-poetry-festival-full-festival-ticket 
The Dylan Thomas Festival - Swansea
http://www.dylanthomas.com/
Aldeburgh Poetry Festival - UK

http://www.thepoetrytrust.org/festival/programme/

Woodstock Poetry Festival  - Woodstock UK
http://www.woodstockbookshop.co.uk/
Ways With Words Southwold Literature Festival - UK
http://www.wayswithwords.co.uk

 

Richmond Literature Festival - London, UK

http://www.richmondliterature.com/

Lancaster Lit Fest - UK
http://www.litfest.org/
 

 


DECEMBER


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITERARY FESTIVALS AND CONFERENCES

 

SOME ADDITIONAL US POETRY, LITERARY AND PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL WEBSITES

 

 

 

Australian Literary Festivals

 

 

 

Artscape
http://www.artscape.org

 

Baltimore Book Festival
http://www.bop.org

 

Baltimore Playwrights Festival
http://www.baltimoreplaywrightsfestival.org

 

Bethesda Literary Festival
http://www.bethesda.org

 

Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.
http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/stadler_center/

 

Chautauqua Writers' Center
Chautauqua, NY.
http://www.ciweb.org

 

Creative Nonfiction Festival
Pittsburgh, PA.
http://www.creativenonfiction.org

 

Fall for the Book
 September at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
http://www.fallforthebook.org

 

Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers
Gettysburg, PA.
http://www.gettysburgreview.com

 

Highland Summer Writers' Conference
Radford University, Radford, VA.
http//www.radford.edu

 

Hofstra University Summer Writing Workshops
Hamstead, NY.
http://www.hofstrra.edu/ucce/summerwriting

 

International Day of the Book
April - Kensington, MD
http://www.dayofthebook.com

 

Kundiman Retreat for Emerging Asian American Poets
University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
http://kundiman.org

 

National Book Festival
 September - DC.
http://www.loc.gov/bookfest

 

 

 

The Australian Society of Authors

Australian Writers' Guild

Brisbane Writers Festival

Byron Bay Writers Festival

Sydney Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

Adelaide Writers Festival

UWA Perth International Arts Festival

Northern Territory Writers' Festival