Poetry Swindon Festival 2019

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th October 2019

Formerly Poetry Swindon festival!

“The best poetry festival around.” Daljit Nagra

Our 2019 festival presents an exciting line up of poetry readings and events to bring us together and inspire us! This year our resident poet will be Nuar Alsadir, and Karen McCarthy Woolf will judge the Battered Moons competition and read from her own work. Our headline poets include Fiona Benson, Roy McFarlane, and Jennifer Militello, with more to be announced.

Carrie Etter returns with editors Claire Crowther of Long Poem Magazine and Sarah Leavesley of V. Press to answer all your publishing questions, and Helen Dewbery will discuss poetry film with Dave Bonta, from Moving Poems, and Lucy English from Liberated Words.

There will be regular open mics, late night toast, and fireside gatherings. Come one, come all!