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Ripon Poetry Festival

Ripon Poetry Festival

A bumper weekend of pop-up poetry, poetry readings, poetry-inspired art, performances, workshops, book launches, poetry with wine and cheese, open mics and more. Over four days, the festival offers something for everyone of all ages: poetry-lovers, poetry-writers and even the doubtful explorer. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The line-up includes Linda France, Jack Mapanje, Kate Fox, Bob Beagrie, Andy Willoughby, Hazel Cameron, James Turner, children’s poet Sue Hardy-Dawson, a writing-workshop with Ann and Peter Sansom, readings by Ripon Writers Group, a talk about the poetry of Yorkshire, book launches by Carol Mayer and Kate Swann, an exhibition of paintings inspired by the work of festival poets, and the festival anthology launch.

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