London's Poetry Book Fair unveils programme
Free Verse, organisers of the Poetry Book Fair in London, have unveiled their programme for this year’s fair - described as “an all-day bazaar, market, library, meeting place, performance venue, information resource and more” – on Saturday 30 September.
Big and small-scale publishers, experimental and traditional, display and sell their work direct to the public at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square. At the same time there are discussions, workshops, and readings going on from 11am until well into the evening. And entry is free.
The discussions include Meet the Editors, with Seren, Burning Eye and Sidekick Books – get there early for this one – and Making a Living as a Poet. Among the many poets giving readings are Pascale Petit, Karen McCarthy Woolf, John Hegley, Ramond Antrobus, and Jacqueline Saphra, and there are also masterclass workshops with Michael Schmidt, and last year’s Forward prizewinner Vahni Capildeo. Readings will be taking place inside Conway Hall, and also outdoors at the Garden Café in Red Lion Square. Here are the full details