Oct

5

2018

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Oct

07

2018

10:30am

Winchester Poetry Festival 2018

Winchester Poetry Festival 2018 at Winchester Discovery Centre

The third Winchester Poetry Festival takes place Friday 5 - Sunday 7 October 2018. The programme draws from the deep well of contemporary writing and performance and features poets from across the UK, Ireland, the USA, Syria, Macedonia, and the Caribbean. Whatever their debt to poets who have gone before, whatever the culture, language or style from which their work springs, these poets are connected by similar concerns of identity and place. Over thirty poets will join us for the weekend including Ian McMillan, Pascale Petit, Caroline Bird, Liz Berry, John Burnside, Ishion Hutchinson, Vahni Capildeo, Annie Freud, Nick Makoha, Luke Kennard and Hollie McNish. World voices - Poetry from other countries, and how it is translated, is a key element of the Festival, bringing the very best in translated poetry to Winchester, with poets from Syria, Macedonia, USA and the Caribbean. Natural World - Three award-winning poets, Rebecca Goss, Kathleen Jamie and Harry Man, for whom the natural world and its environment are a vital concern, will read new work, from Suffolk to endangered species. Old Norse translation duel - Sharpen your axes! Translators Debbie Potts and Carolyne Larrington tackle verse from the saga of Gisli. Book early for popular Festival freebies, with poetry tours of Winchester conducted by literary expert Kieren Phelan, and close readings by Festival poets. Poetry workshops - An opportunity for aspiring poets to improve their creativity, from crafting sentences to the inspiration of Tai Chi - with acclaimed poets Frances Leviston, Liz Berry and Eileen Pun. To book ring Theatre Royal Winchester Box Office 01962 840440 or visit during opening hours: Mon - Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm And at other times depending on programme Bookings can also be made online at www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk All events take place at the Winchester Discovery Centre Performance Hall unless otherwise stated.

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SO23 8SB