Cheltenham Poetry Festival

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Cheltenham Poetry Festival
Cheltenham Festivals
109 Bath Road
GL53 7LS

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Sat 27th April

Richard Skinner workshop - novelist and director of the

Fiction Programme at Faber Academy. Richard will share novel-writing insight, tips, strategies and stimuli, drawing upon his inspiring new guide Writing a Novel: Bring Your Ideas To Life The Faber Academy Way.

Sat 27th April Tell me the Truth about Love

Brenda Read Brown, Ian Parker-Dodd, and Marilyn Timms

Three poets explore the truth of love, and life.


Monday 29th April

Home and Away with Anna Saunders  WORKSHOP

Write convincing and vivid poems inspired by real and imaginary travels, in this inspiring workshop with poet Anna Saunders, author of Communion, (Wild Conversations Press), Struck (Pindrop Press), Kissing the She Bear (Wild Conversations Press), Burne Jones and the Fox and Ghosting for Beginners (Indigo Dreams).

Tuesday 30 April

Let the sunshine in:

photosynthesis and poetry in Gerard Manley Hopkins and Dylan Thomas – John Parham


Sat May 4

SLAMALOT! The 9th Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam

Get ready for the ‘knight’ of your life with the 9th Cheltenham Poetry Festival slam! In a fast and furious spoken-word stand-off, 12 of the UK’s hottest slammers lock swords on the bardic battle field.

Expect jesting, jousting, rapier-sharp words, and Kingly performances of poetry, rap and spoken word, as our performers compete for the Holy Grail – The Cheltenham Poetry Festival Cup.


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