McGough and Armitage lined up for Wakefield Lit Fest

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Roger McGough will be reading from his new collection, As Far As I Know, and Simon Armitage from his new book, Paper Aeroplanes: Selected Poems 1989-2014, at Wakefield Lit Fest next month. Other big poetry names at the festival include Jackie Kay and Zaffar Kunial. Full details




Bristol poetry festival, 10-21 September 

Winchester poetry festival, 12-14 September

Release the Hounds performance festival, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, 12-14 September

Celebrating Seamus Heaney on Home Ground, Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, 12-15 September  

Wise Words festival, Canterbury, 12-21 September

Wigan Diggers' festival, 13 September 

Wakefield Lit Fest, 18-30 September

King's Lynn poetry festival, 26-28 September

Exeter poetry festival, 29 September - 5 October 



Exeter poetry festival, until 5 October 

Warwick Words festival of literature and spoken word, 1-5 October

Swindon poetry festival, 2-5 October

Birmingham literature festival, 2-11 October

Cheltenham literature festival, 3-12 October 

Havant literature festival, 3-12 October

Ilkley literature festival, 3-19 October

Durham book festival, 6-18 October

Manchester literature festival, 6-19 October

Essex poetry festival, Chelmsford, 11 October 

Teesside poetry festival, Middlesbrough, 16-20 October

Ted Hughes festival, West Yorkshire, 24-26 October



Aldeburgh poetry festival, 7-9 November

Reading poetry festival, 7-9 November




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