Armitage, Hegley and Wright lead star line-up at Wenlock

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Simon Armitage, John Hegley, Daljit Nagra, Frieda Hughes, Luke Wright, Elaine Feinstein, Glyn Maxwell and David Morley are just some of the star names at Wenlock poetry festival, in the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock from 25-27 April. But there’s much more to the festival as well, including workshops with top poets, a session with poets from the Wordsworth Trust, open pic sessions of poems and pints with Mark Niel, Shropshire Young Poets, a Saturday night slam, West Midlands young poet laureates, readings from Grey Hen Press, Nine Arches Press and Waterloo Press, winners from the last 13 years of Foyle Young Poets, and poetry from the Lowlands, with three leading Dutch poets. Full details of all the event are here 

 

PHTOTOGRAPH: GREG FREEMAN / WRITE OUT LOUD 

 

APRIL

Wenlock poetry festival, Shropshire, 25-27 April 

 

MAY

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 

 

JUNE

Bodmin Moor poetry festival, Liskeard, 1 June 

Bridlington poetry festival12-15 June

Charles Causley festival, Launceston, Cornwall, 12-16 June 

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

Poetry in the City, World Curry Festival, Bradford, 20-22 June

Cornwall contemporary poetry festival, Calstock, 28-29 June

 

JULY

Wirral Festival of Firsts,  5-13 July 

 

SEPTEMBER

Winchester poetry festival, 12-14 September

 

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