Luke Wright headlines Suffolk poetry festival at John Peel Centre

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BBC Radio 4 Star Luke Wright will be topping the bill at Suffolk Poetry Society's first poetry festival on Saturday 31 May. Wright, who lives in Bungay, will be rounding off a day of poetry at the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket which will have a strong grassroots theme. Members of at least six poetry groups from across Suffolk will be delivering a series of readings during the afternoon. Suffolk poetry society’s chairman, Ian Griffiths, said: “Suffolk is alive with poetry, with many thriving cafes and groups.” More details 

 

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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

Worcestershire literary festival, 20-29 June 

Cornwall contemporary poetry festival, Calstock, 28-29 June

 

JULY

Stratford-upon-Avon poetry festival, 2 July - 3 August  

Ledbury poetry festival, 4-13 July

Wirral Festival of Firsts,  5-13 July

John Clare Society festival, Helpston, near Peterborough, 11-13 July 

Latitude festival, Southwold, 17-20 July

 

AUGUST

Stratford-upon-Avon poetry festival, until 3 August 

 

SEPTEMBER

Winchester poetry festival, 12-14 September

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