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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
Asia Pacific Poetry Festival - Vietnam
http://www.melbournepen.com.au/2012/01/19/asia-pacific-poetry-festival/
Children's Poetry Festival - Rotterdam, Holland
http://www.poetry.nl/kinderfestival.html


Glasgow Literature Festival - Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Glasgow City Libraries, Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN, Tel: +44 (0)141 287 2867


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/

 

Leeds Trinity University annual Writers’ Festival Day - Leeds UK

Wednesday 13th March 2013.

www.leedstrinity.ac.uk


Harrow Literature Festival - UK
http://www.harrow.gov.uk/ccm/portal/


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/


Redbridge Literary Festival - London - UK
http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/leisure/LitFest0304.cfm

 
Runnymede International Literary Festival - Runnymede - UK
Events through March and April.  Info from info@rfest.co.uk
www.rfest.co.uk


Spit-Lit - The Spitalfields Literary Festival - London - UK
Women's writing and including events for International Women's Day
http://www.alternativearts.co.uk/t_alternativearts.asp?PageID=82


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


Text Festival - Bury - UK
2005 - Biennial
http://www.textfestival.com/


Poetry Now Festival - Dublin Ireland
http://www.dlrcoco.ie/arts/
 

York Literature Festival - York UK

http://www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk/

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


Stamford, Lincolnshire - UK
 http://www.stamfordartscentre.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1136&Itemid=75.

APRIL


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


Los Angeles Poetry Festival - California - USA
http://www.lapoetryfestival.org/index.html


Brympton Festival - UK

Brympton D’Evercy, near Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8TD.

 www.brymptonfestival.co.uk

Tickets are from 5 and are available from Yeovil Information Centre,

Petters House, Petters Way, Yeovil, BA20 1SH, 01935  462781, yeoviltic@southsomerset.gov.uk


Robert Frost Poetry Festival - Key West. USA
robertfrostpoetryfestival.org 


Seattle Poetry Festival 2005 - Seattle, USA
http://www.poetryfestival.org/pofest.php


Forrest Fest - West Texas USA
http://www.forrestfest.com/


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


The Sheffield Poetry Festival, Sheffield UK
www.sheffieldpoetryfestival.org.uk

 
Stokeestown Poetry Prize - Stokestown, Ireland
http://www.strokestownpoetryprize.com/


Cambridge Wordfest (Spring) - Cambridge UK
http://www.cambridgewordfest.co.uk/
 
Wenlock Poetry Festival - Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK
http://www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org/

 



MAY

 

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

The Skagit River Poetry Festival - Washington - USA
http://www.skagitriverpoetry.org/poetry.asp


The Pacific Festival of the Book - Victoria, Canada
www.pacificfestivalofthebook.com

 

Bradford Literary festival - UK
http://www.bradfordfestival.yorks.com/

 

Daphne du Maurier Festival 2005 - UK
St Austell, Cornwall
http://www.restormel.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=8620/


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


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


Brighton Literary Festival - UK
3 week festival in May each year
http://www.brighton-festival.org.uk/


Lincoln Book Festival - UK
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/bookfestival


Vibraphonic Festival - Exeter, UK
http://www.vibraphonic.co.uk/


Women's Arts International Festival, -  Kendal, Lake District, UK
www.womensartsinternational.co.uk.


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


London Poetry Books Festival - UK
http://www.poetsletter.com/PoetsLetterLondonPoetryBooksFestival2007.htm

 

Wordfringe Festival - Aberdeen, Scotland

http://www.wordfringe.co.uk/

 

Sheffield Poetry Festival -  UK

Friday 31 May - Sunday 9 June 2013

http://sheffieldpoetryfestival.com/

 

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

 www.bodminmoorpoetryfestival.co.uk

 

 


JUNE

Sheffield Poetry Festival -  UK

http://sheffieldpoetryfestival.com/

 Dumfries and Galloway Festival BIG LIT DAY - UK

Box Office: Mill on the Fleet 01557 814099   

http://www.thebakehouse.info/ 


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

Annikki Poetry Festival - Finland

http://www.annikinkatu.net/runofestivaali2013/english.htm

 

Ashbourne Festival - Ashbourne, Derbyshire -UK
http://www.ashbournearts.com/


Bradford Festival - Bradford, Yorks - UK
http://www.bradfordfestival.yorks.com/

 

Bridlington Poetry Festival - UK

www.bridlington-poetry-festival.com


Broomhill Literary Festival - Broomhill, Devon - UK
http://www.broomhillart.co.uk/


City of London Festival - London - UK
http://www.colf.org/


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

 

Carrboro Poetry Festival - North Carrolina - USA
http://carrboropoetryfestival.org/


Derbyshire Literary Festival - UK
http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/librar/book/derlitfes.htm


East Grinstead Book and Literary Festival - UK
Tel: +44 (0)1342 323636 - Fax: +44 (0)1342 327823
E-Mail:
b.broadway@eastgrinstead.gov.uk
The Guardian Hay Festival - Hay-on-Wye - UK
http://www.hayfestival.com/2004/index.html


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


Hull Literature Festival - Hull - UK
http://www.humbermouth.org.uk/

 

Cornwall Contemporary - Calstock - UK

http://cornwallcontemporary.wordpress.com/


International Poetry Festival of Medellin - Columbia
http://www.epm.net.co/VIIfestivalpoesia/html/english.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/homepage

 

T S Eliot Festival - Little Gidding UK

http://www.littlegidding.org.uk/eliotfestival/

 


JULY


Abergavennyfestival - Wales, UK
http://www.abergavennyfestival.com/


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


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

 

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


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


Humber Mouth Festival - Hull, UK
http://www.humbermouth.org.uk/


Ledbury Poetry Festival - Ledbury, UK
www.poetry-festival.co.uk.

 

 

Lichfield Festival - UK
http://www.lichfieldfestival.org/

 

 

SoundEye - Ireland

http://soundeye.org:80/festival/

 

 

West Cork Literary Festival - Ireland

http://www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie/

 

Ways with Words - Dartington Hall Festival - UK
http://www.wayswithwords.co.uk/dartington.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


London Poetry Festival - UK
http://www.poetsletter.com/PoetsLetterSecondLondonPoetryFestival2006.htm

 

The Queensland Poetry Festival - Australia
http://www.queenslandpoetryfestival.net

 

 
Woodstock Poetry Festival - USA
Bi-annual event next 2005
http://www.woodstockpoetryfestival.com/index.htm
 

 

Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival - Vancouver, B.C. Canada

http://www.pandorascollective.com/sdrfestival.html

 


SEPTEMBER

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

Western Australia Spring Poetry Festival - Western Australia
Month long festival at verious venues in Western Australia see site for details
http://fawwa.iinet.com.au/thewordisout/thewordisoutevents.html


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


Kings Lynn Poetry Festival - UK
http://www.lynnlitfests.co.uk/
Phoenix Poetry Festival - Glasgow, Scotland, UK
http://www.phoenixfestival.co.uk:80/

 

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
 

Awaken Your Senses - Tewkesbury -  UK

 www.awakenyoursenses.org

 

INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL - INDIA
http://www.thewritersclub.org

 

GERALDINE R. DODGE POETRY FESTIVAL - USA
Biennial - Waterloo Village, Stanhope, New Jersey.

http://www.grdodge.org/poetry/index.htm  

 

Wigtown Book Festival - UK

www.wigtownbookfestival.com

 

 Everybody’s Reading festival  - Leicester - UK

28th September – 6th October 2013

www.everybodysreading.org.uk 

 

 


OCTOBER

Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival - Ireland
http://www.limerickcity.ie/services/arts/arts_cuisle2005.html


The John B.Kean Festival - Listowel, Ireland
http://kerrywritersmuseum.com/festival.html

 

Belfast Festival - Belfast, NI

http://www.belfastfestival.com/


Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

http://lckorg.tripod.com,


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

 


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


Poole Word and Book Festival - Poole, Dorset, UK
http://www.poolewordandbookfestival.co.uk/


The Wellington International Poetry Festival - New Zeeland
An annual event - for details of dates and events in the festival program see
http://www.poetryfestival.org.nz/


Geraldine R Dodge Poetry Festival - Biennial - New Jersey, USA
Biennial event
http://www.grdodge.org/poetry/main.htm#


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


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


Queensland Poetry Festival - Australia
http://www.queenslandpoetryfestival.net/


Canadian Festival of Spoken Word - Canada (venue varies)
(formerly the Canadian Spoken Wordlympics),
www.wordlympics.com

 

Torbay Festival of Poetry - UK

www.acumen-poetry.co.uk/Events.htm 


Wells Festival of Literature - UK

http://www.wlitf.co.uk:80/

 

Warwick Words - Festival of Literature and Spoken Word - UK

www.warwickwords.co.uk

Further information helenmeeke@tiscali.co.uk
Box Office: 01926 496277

 

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

Sha’ar International Poetry Festival - Tel Aviv, Israel

http://www.helicon.org.il/site/detail/detail/detailDetail.asp?detail_id=862943

 


 
NOVEMBER

 


 
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/


Bridport
Book Festival - UK
http://bridport-open-book.com/
Woodstock Poetry Festival  - Woodstock UK
http://www.woodstockbookshop.co.uk/
Third Wellington International Poetry Festival Wellington - New Zealand
Main Venues: Te Papa/ The Marae, City Art Gallery, Upper Hutt Library, Lower Hutt Library, Pataka Museum and Paekakariki Hall. Tel 64 4 5771747/ 64 4 5280542
Ways With Words Southwold Literature Festival - UK
http://www.wayswithwords.co.uk

 

Richmond Literature Festival - London, UK
http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/leisure_and_culture/arts_and_entertainment/literature.htm

 

Lancaster Lit Fest - UK
http://www.litfest.org/
 
Cambridge Wordfest (Winter) - Cambridge UK
http://www.cambridgewordfest.co.uk/

 


DECEMBER


 

 


 

 

 

LITERARY FESTIVALS

 

SOME ADDITIONAL US POETRY, LITERARY AND PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL WEBSITES

PROVIDED BY BILL WESTRON

 

 

Australian Literary Festivals

List provided by Joe Southey

 

 

Artscape
http://www.artscape.org

 

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

 

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

 

Baltimore Shakespeare
http://www.baltimoreshakespeare.org

 

Bay to Ocean Writers' Conference
http://www.talb.lib.md.us/baytoocean

 

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

 

Brookdale Spring Writers' Conference
Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ.
http://writersconference.brookdalecc.edu

 

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

 

Capital BookFest
Prince George's County, MD.
http://www.capitalbookfest.com

 

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

 

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

 

Delaware Book Fair
Dover at the Firat State Heritage Park.
http://www.state.lib.de.us/Center_For_The_Book/Festival/festival.pdf

 

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

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference
 Rockville, MD.
http://www.rockvillemd.gov/fitzgerald/index.html

 

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

 

Hurston/Wright Writers' Week
For African American writers -  American University in DC.
http://www.hurston-wright.org

 

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

 

James River Writers Festival
Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA.
http://www.jrwf.org

 

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

 

Ligonier Valley Writers Conference
http://ligoniervalleywriters.org

 

Mid-Atlantic Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference
Goucher College in Baltimore. Workshops.
http://www.goucher.edu/cnf

 

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

 

New York State Summer Writers Institute
Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
http://www.skidmore.edu

 

Pennsylvania Writers Conference
Wilkes-Barre, PA.
http://www.wilkes.edu

 

Potomac Celtic Festival
 Leesburg, VA
http://www.potomaccelticfest.org

 

"Pure Sea Glass" Writers Conference
Dewey Beach, DE. Workshops
http://www.writersatthebeach.com

 

Sarah Lawrence College Summer Seminar for Writers
Bronxville, NY.

http://www.slc.edu/summer

 

Sotto Voce Poetry Festival
 Shepherdstown, WV.
http://www.somondocopress.com/sottovoce

 

Southampton College Writers Conference
In the Hamptons.
http://www.southampton.liu.edu/

 

Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.
http://www.hollins.edu/tmww

 

Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, VA.
http://www.vabook.org

 

Washington Writers' Conference
National Press Club in DC.
http://www.washwriter.org

 

West Chester University Poetry Conference
West Chester, PA.
http://www.wcupa.edu/_ACADEMICS/sch_cas/poetry/

 

West Virginia Book Festival
 Charleston, WV
http://www.wvhumanities.org/bookfest/bookfest2.htm

 

West Virginia Writers' Workshop
West Virginia University in Morgantown.
http://www.as.wvu.edu/english/cw

 

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Cape May, NJ.
http://www.wintergetaway.com

 

 

 

The Australian Society of Authors

Australian Writers' Guild

National Young Writers' Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival

Voices On The Coast

SOOB - Straight Out Of Brisbane

Queensland Poetry Festival

Somerset College Celebration of Literature

Byron Bay Writers Festival

Sydney Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

Mildura Writers' Festival

Adelaide Writers Festival

UWA Perth International Arts Festival

Northern Territory Writers' Festival