Winchester Poetry Festival 2023

  • arc winchester
  • October 10 - 15
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Winchester Poetry Festival is a biennial festival that aims to be a round table for poetry where everyone is welcome – a hub for poetry locally, nationally and internationally. Our 2023 Festival takes place 13 – 15th October and has a focus on the diversity and creativity of the languages of the UK – from Bengali to Cornish, Welsh to Black Country dialect – with performances to inspire and entertain all ages.

With varied entry points (online/live streamed and in person), workshops, childrens’ events, panels, pop-ups and headline readings, Winchester Poetry Festival 2023 will highlight the richness of the UK’s linguistic traditions and innovative poets, from our competition judge Zaffar Kunial, to family favourite John Hegley. Featuring Menna Elfyn, Matthew Hollis, Luke Wright, Liz Berry, Daljit Nagra, Harry Josephine Giles, Hampshire laureate Nazneen Ahmed Pathak and many more. Key events are BSL interpreted, and 11 of the 25 events are completely free to attend. Come and join our poetic community!

Winchester Poetry Festival 2023
Fri 13 – Sun 15 October 2023
The ARC, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
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