The Nottingham Poetry Festival will once again shine a spotlight on the city’s thriving literary scene for the fourth time presenting an eclectic line-up of acclaimed national and local poets and performers. We’re delighted to host events during this ten-day festival, full of word jams, poetry slams, performances, songs and readings from some of the most renowned poets in the country.
Discover our NPF events…
IAN MCMILLAN, JIM HALL AND ANNE HOLLOWAY – BOOK HERE
Friday 26 April 2019
Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera.
CAROLINE BIRD, GEORGINA WILDING AND IONEY SMALLHORNE – BOOK HERE
Sunday 28 April 2019
Caroline Bird is a poet and playwright. She has five collections of poetry published by Carcanet. Her most recent collection, In These Days of Prohibition, was shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize and The Ted Hughes Award.
ANDREW MCMILLAN, JOSHUA JUDSON AND MILLA TEBBS – BOOK HERE
Wednesday 1 May 2019
Andrew McMillan’s debut collection, Physical, was the first poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. Living in Manchester, Andrew is a senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School, Manchester Metropolitan University.
POETRY CRITIC MASTERCLASS WITH SANDEEP PARMAR – BOOK HERE
Saturday 4 May 2019
Join poet, Sandeep Parmar for a masterclass on the role of the poetry critic, the value of poetry, and how to be a critic.
LINTON KWESI JOHNSON AND JAMIE THRASIVOULOU – BOOK HERE
Saturday 4 May 2019
The first black poet to be published in Penguin Modern Classics, Linton Kwesi Johnson’s work has always been political, vital and necessary, drawing attention to topics like systemic racism, police abuse and National Front attacks, calling for government, institutions and society to be held to account. The event is supported by Nottingham Trent University’s Curated and Created programme.
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