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

 

Spring Pulse Poetry Festival - Cobolt Ontario - Canada

www.springpulsepoetryfestival.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

 

Paris Lit Up - France

http://parislitup.com/about-us/


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.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/activity/news/27702/Vertaal-zelf-festivalpoezie


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

 

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

Brisbane, Australia Queensland Poetry Festival
http://www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com/site/
see website for details of events

 

 

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

 

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/