Bristol Poetry Festival 2016
1st October - 15th October
We're thrilled to announce that Bristol Poetry Festival 2016 will feature Gillian Clarke with Penelope Shuttle, John Greening and Alison Brackenbury; Matthew Caley with David Briggs, Rachael Boast and Rosie Jackson; Helen Mort with Zaffar Kunial, Vahni Capildeo and Deborah Harvey; The Magnetic Diaries with Vey Streker; Carrie Etter, Matthew Barton and Stewart Carswell; Lydia Towsey's The Venus Papers; Rob Gee in Forget Me Not; The Bristol Poetry Festival Slam; and a Can Openers Festival Special.
There's also a host of regular and special Bristol events taking place: Keys, Chords and Uncommonplaces; an Erbacce Press book launch; Blahblahblah; Berkeley Square Poetry Revue; a tribute to Bristol poet Charles Tomlinson; Twenty Poets Perform; All the Journeys I Never Took by Rebecca Tantony; The Crypt Sessions; SPEL; The Spoke on the Water; Lansdown Poets to the Public; Poetry Unlimited; Hammer & Tongue, Bristol; Indigo Dreams Poets on Tour; Satellite of Love; Liberated Words Poetry Film Workshops; Milk @ Tobacco Factory and more.
It's going to be an excited and packed festival and full details will be available online and in print soon.
! Slammers wanted for Bristol Poetry Festival Slam 2016 !
Bristol Poetry Festival are seeking brave slammers to compete in our annual festival poetry slam.
The slam will take place at Arnolfini, Bristol on Saturday 15th October, beginning at 7.30pm, and will feature a number of invited poets plus poets who will be selected from application. The hosts will be Glenn Carmichael and Claire Williamson of The Poetry Slam.
There is a first prize of £100 cash to be won!
If you would like to compete, send a brief email to email@example.com telling us why you'd like to perform and outlining your previous poetry experience and we'll let you know if you're slamming by mid September.
Booking open for Liberated Words 2-day Poetry Film-making workshop 14th/15th Oct
Booking is now open for the Liberated Words 2-day Poetry Film-making Workshop to be held in
Bristol on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October (10am - 4.30pm).
The workshop will take place at YHA, Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA and will be run by
Elephantsfootprint poetry film-makers Helen Dewbury and Chaucer Cameron.
Poetry Can Membership Scheme
Poetry Can is an organisation working to promote poetry in the South West of England. We are dedicated to supporting the creative and professional development of poets of all ages and levels of experience and to increasing and promoting opportunities for everyone to take part in and enjoy poetry.
Membership costs £3 per month (you might think of it as buying poetry a cup of coffee once a month!)
By becoming a member of Poetry Can you will be saying in a very practical way that you believe in the importance and possibilities of poetry.
The Poetry Can website
This site is a portal to the world of poetry in the South West of England.
You can sign up for our monthly newsletter at: www.poetrycan.co.uk/newsletter.
Poetry Can organises both Bristol Spring Poetry Festival and Bristol Poetry Festival every year. These festivals feature local national and international poets. We've put together a page featuring all of the poets who have appeared at Bristol Poetry Festivals over the past few years, we call it The Wall of Poetry Fame.