The third Ripon Poetry Festival


Thursday 10 October – Sunday 13 October 2019


READINGS, WORKSHOPS & BOOK LAUNCHES FOR POETRY LOVERS OF ALL AGES


Following the success of the first two Ripon Poetry Festivals, this October sees another bumper weekend of poetry readings, performances, workshops and book launches for poetry-lovers of all ages.


The line-up includes well-known poets Linda France, Jack Mapanje, Kate Fox, Bob Beagrie and Andy Willoughby, events at Evolve, The Walled Garden and Jennyruth Workshops, local poets Hazel Cameron and 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, the festival anthology launch and pop-up poetry readings all over the town-centre.


This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of David McAndrew and Elizabeth Spearman, two very good poets who were both founder-members of the Ripon Poetry Festival.