Saturday 12th October


Poetry Writing Workshop

A chance to learn about writing poetry by working with poets and editors

Ann and Peter Sansom, recently described by the Guardian as 'the best writing teachers in the world'. This demanding but enjoyable morning will draw on classic and contemporary poems to create new poems of your own

 

10am-1pm, The Little Ripon Bookshop, Westgate, £9/£6


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1.30pm-2.30pm Where Zebras Go

Children’s poet Sue Hardy-Dawson reads from her prize-winning books Where Zebras Go, Apes to Zebras and If I Were Other Than Myself. Suitable for children aged 6 and older.


1.30-2.30pm, Ripon Library, The Arcade, FREE


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2pm Jack Mapanje: Poetry and Exile

Malawian poet Jack Mapanje talks about the impact of imprisonment and exile on his poetry. Organised with Ripon City of Sanctuary.


2pm, Thorpe Prebend House, High St Agnesgate, £5/£3


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In Memory of
Elizabeth Spearman and David McAndrew

A celebration of two remarkable Ripon poets who died earlier this year. Family and friends will read from David and Elizabeth’s books, including David’s Gesture from Fragments, Elgies and Making it Up, and Elizabeth’s Windswept Words and Warp and Weft.


3.30pm, Thorpe Prebend House, High St Agnesgate, FREE


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Festival Competition Anthology Launch

Jack Mapanje hosts the launch of this year’s festival poetry-anthology and joins Sarah Moor, Philip Trewhitt and James Turner in presenting prizes to the winners of the festival poetry competition.

7.30pm, The Arches, Holy Trinity Church, Kirkby Road, £5/£3


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