Dizraeli and Hannah Silva top bill at Wise Words festival

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Performance poet Dizraeli, and Hannah Silva, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes award, top the bill at Canterbury’s Wise Words festival, from Friday 4 April to Sunday 6 April. There’s an inclusive feel to this festival, with a soapbox street slam, including bicycles, and spoke 'n' word with Joelle Taylor, Dan Simpson and others. Many of the events are free. More details





Cheltenham poetry festival, until 6 April

Cambridge literary festival, 1-6 April

Wise Words festival, Canterbury, 4-6 April

Stamford verse festival, 10-12 April 

Dorothy Wordsworth festival of women's poetry, Grasmere, 11-13 April 

Wenlock poetry festival, Shropshire, 25-27 April 



Strokestown poetry festival, Co Roscommon,  2-4 May 

Poetry-next-the-sea, Wells, Norfolk, 9-11 May

Bodmin Moor poetry festival, Liskeard, 30 May-1 June 

Suffolk poetry festival, Stowmarket, 31 May 



Bodmin Moor poetry festival, Liskeard, 1 June 

Bridlington poetry festival12-15 June

Dinefwr literature festival, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, 20-22 June

Cornwall contemporary poetry festival, Calstock, 28-29 June



Wirral Festival of Firsts,  5-13 July 



Winchester poetry festival, 12-14 September


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