Sign up for a slot at Wirral festival's Poetry Proms

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The Poetry Proms, offering many opportunities for poets to read or perform their poetry, return to New Brighton this summer on Sunday 6 July, during Wirral Festival of Firsts. Now is the time to sign up, to be sure of a slot. Email info@festivaloffirsts.com. Other poetic highlights at the festival include Ian McMillan, and a poetry trail and competition. More details.

Meanwhile tickets for the Stanza poetry festival at St Andrews from 4-9 March are now on sale. Carol Ann Duffy, Paul Muldoon and John Burnside are among a host of poets on the bill. 

 

 

FEBRUARY

Southwark libraries poetry festival, 1-15 February

Bishop’s Castle arts festival, Shropshire,  20-23 February

 

MARCH

Stanza poetry festival, St Andrews, 4-9 March

York literature festival, 20-31 March 

Cheltenham poetry festival, 28 March - 4 April 

 

APRIL

Cheltenham poetry festival, until 4 April 

 

MAY

Strokestown poetry festival, Co Roscommon,  2-4 May 

 

JULY

Wirral Festival of Firsts,  5-13 July 

 

 

 

 

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