Nottingham Poetry Festival

Nottingham Poetry Festival

Big names in the poetry world including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Andrew and Ian McMillan, Patience Agbabi and many more are set to headline the fourth Nottingham Poetry Festival this spring.

Nottingham’s first Young Poet Laureate Georgina Wilding, the founder of Mud Press, is announced as the festival’s new Creative Director and will lead the event through ten days of word jams, poetry slams, performances, songs and readings from some of the most renowned poets in the country.

In addition, the festival is supported creatively by its partners – Nottingham Trent’s University Curated & Created Programme, Confetti Media Group, UNESCO City of Literature, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Libraries, Mud Press, Big White Shed, Left Lion, Waterstones, and Five Leaves. Once again, sponsorship has been gratefully received from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Castle Rock Brewery.

The 2019 lineup features a list of talent - national names like Ian McMillan, Caroline Bird, Andrew McMillan, Lorraine Mariner, Patience Agbabi, John Hegley, Roger McGough, Paul Cookson, Val Bloom, together with many local poets including Christopher Lanyon, Akor Apaluwah, Jamie Thrasivoulou, Leanne Moden, Stephen Thomas, and Jai Verma.

Dates - 26th April to 5th May 

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