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Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival

The inaugural Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival will take place on 15-16 June 2018. There will be workshops, readings and evening events, including an open mic night. 

Friday 15 June 2018

Poem for a Pint
Venue: The Basement at The Sussex Arms
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: FREE

Saturday 16 June 2018

Poetry Workshop for Emerging Poets
Venue: The Studio at The Trinity Theatre
Time: 10.00am-12.00pm
Cost: £15.00 (14 places available)
Join prize-winning poet, Jill Munro, in a workshop for emerging poets. Jill will advise on some of the fundamental skills in writing poetry and participants will be able to get one-to-one feedback on poems as well as participating in writing exercises and tasks.

Getting Published Seminar
Venue: The Studio at The Trinity Theatre
Time: 1.00- 2.00pm
Cost: £5.00
Join our panel of poets and editors for advice on getting your poems published and the dos and don’ts of submitting.

Advanced Poetry Workshop
Venue: The Studio at The Trinity Theatre
Time: 2.15 – 4.15pm
Cost: £15.00 (14 places available)
For poets who want to learn new techniques, push their writing and hone their skills. This workshop also includes an editing element.  Run by Forward Prize shortlisted poet, Abegail  Morley, who is also co-editor of Against the Grain Press and blogs at The Poetry Shed.

Poetry Reading
Venue: The Bar at The Trinity Theatre
Time: 4.30pm
Cost: FREE
Join us for a cup of tea (or something stronger!) while listening to some of Kent’s best poets. Featuring Louisa Campbell, Jane Lovell, Jess Mookherjee, Abegail   Morley, Jill Munro, Siân Thomas and Lawrence Wilson.

The Word is Now
Venue: TBC
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: £5.00
Starting with an open mic session (slots available for booking), we have a fabulous line-up of some of Kent and Sussex’s best spoken-word poets, with Saboteur Award shortlisted, Susan Evans, headlining.


Trinity Theatre will be the hub for the Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival.

Dates and times
various times | Fri 15 Jun – Sat 16 Jun 2018
Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival
Trinity Arts Centre
Tunbridge Wells
South East
various prices