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Sally Read

Poetry Reading: Bungay Library

Sally Read

An evening of poetry with Sally Read, reading from her Bloodaxe collections The Point of Splitting (2005) and Broken Sleep (2009).
Sally Read

Poetry Reading: The Wheatsheaf

Sally Read

An evening of poetry with Sally Read, Isobel Dixon and Roisin Tierney reading from their work.
Julia Bird

Malmesbury Carnival: Poetry Evening

Julia Bird

An evening of poetry with Julia Bird, reading poems from her debut collection, Hannah and the Monk (Salt, 2008).
August Kleinzahler

August Kleinzahler and John Hartley Williams

August Kleinzahler

Live reading with August Kleinzahler - "He draws primarily on the language of the street - colloquial American usages - and hears the music inherent in ordinary speech" (Clive Wilmer) - and John...
Clare Pollard

The Sampler

Clare Pollard

The Sampler, with readings from Clare Pollard, Jack Underwood and Liz Berry.
Clare Pollard

Launch of Identity Parade

Clare Pollard

Launch of the new Bloodaxe anthology, Identity Parade, edited by Roddy Lumsden. Various poets from the anthology, including Clare Pollard, will read.
Clare Pollard

Voice Recognition event

Clare Pollard

Voice Recognition Bloodaxe anthology event, with James Byrne and various readers.
Clare Pollard

Swindon Festival of Literature

Clare Pollard

Festival Finale, with readings from Clare Pollard, Daljit Nagra and Luke Kennard.
Clare Pollard

Norwich Poetry Club

Clare Pollard

Norwich Poetry Club event, with readings from Clare Pollard and Martin Figura.
Fred D'Aguiar

Fred D’Aguiar and Christopher James

Fred D'Aguiar

A rare opportunity to hear Fred D'Aguiar read and speak. With Christopher James, winner of the National Poetry Competition.
Hugo Williams

Hugo Williams & Rhian Edwards

Hugo Williams

Hugo Williams, the Fred Astaire of the poetry world, reads with the performance poet Rhian Edwards.
6 p.m. till 7 p.m.
Roger McGough

Roger McGough: Slapstick

Roger McGough

A reading for children aged 10 and upwards. Here be gorillas & fruitbats, talking eels & jazz-loving jellyfish, Lily the Pink back from weightlifting, the mysterious death of a lighthouse...
Roger McGough

That Awkward Age

Roger McGough

Roger McGough launches the Ledbury Poetry Festival with a new collection and an evening of poems to amaze and delight.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Polly Clark

Reading with Colette Bryce.

Polly Clark

Reading with Colette Bryce.
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel on Darwin

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel marks the bicentenary of the birth of her great-great-grandfather, Charles Darwin with a reading from her new book, Darwin: A Life in Poems.
12.45 p.m. till 1.45 p.m.
Samuel Menashe

Life is Immense: Visiting Samuel Menashe

Samuel Menashe

Pamela Robertson-Pearce presents her film, which will accompany the first British edition of Samuel Menashe's New & Selected Poems. Filmed in the apartment where he has lived for the past half...
Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra & Barry Taylor

Daljit Nagra

Reading by Daljit Nagra and Barry Taylor
4.15 p.m. till 5. 15 p.m.
Paul Farley

Poetry London Launch: Paul Farley & Chase Twichell

Paul Farley

The launch of Poetry London transfers to Ledbury with readings from two distinguished contributors to the summer issue, Paul Farley and Chase Twichell.
7.45 p.m. till 8.45 p.m.
Alan Brownjohn

In conversation: Alan Brownjohn & Eddie Linden

Alan Brownjohn

Alan Brownjohn and Eddie Linden in conversation. Come and listen to these two wise, opinionated poets as they converse and read from their work. When the readings are over, relax in their company...
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel - T S Eliot festival

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel will be performing poems with jazz accompaniment in the T S Eliot Festival

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A tour of the Archive with David Almond

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