Kei Miller, Liz Berry, and Ian McMillan at South Yorkshire poetry festival

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Kei Miller, pictured, Liz Berry, Patience Agbabi, Clare Pollard, Kim Moore, Zaffar Kunial and Barnsley’s own Ian McMillan among the leading poets taking part in South Yorkshire poetry festival - 18-24 May - which this year is extending its scope beyond Sheffield with events between  at Rotherham, Doncaster and Mexborough as well. Also on the bill are Andrew McMillan, Kayo Chingonyi, Bethany W Pope, Wendy Klein, Dorothy Yamamoto, Jonathan Davidson, and A Firm of Poets. Full details 



Live from Worktown, Bolton's festival of words, until 30 May 

St Ives literature festival, Cornwall, 9-16 May 

Bradford literature festival, 15-24 May 

South Yorkshire poetry festival, 18-24 May

The Last Word festival, Roundhouse, London, 19-31 May 

Bodmin Moor poetry festival, Liskeard, Cornwall, 29-31 May

Festival of Suffolk Poetry, Stowmarket, 30 May 



Eclectic Iron, festival of words, music & oddities, Cullercoats, 4-7 June

Charles Causley festival, Launceston, Cornwall, 12-14 June 

Bridlington poetry festival, 19-21 June 

Poetry & Words, Glastonbury festival 24-28 June 

Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27 June-12 July



Wirral Festival of Firsts, until 12 July 

Ledbury poetry festival, 3-12 July

Latitude festival, Southwold, 16-19 July

◄ Write Out Loud Wigan at the Old Courts tonight

Campaign to raise £5,000 to open poetry bookshop ►


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