Ripon Poetry Festival 2019

The third annual Ripon Poetry Festival opens on Thursday 10th October at 7pm with an event featuring readings by members of the Ripon Writers’ Group. The group has been active in the city for many years and was on the programme for the inaugural festival two years ago.

Saturday sees the official launch of the821405 festival anthology with readings from poets selected for that volume, along with the announcement of the winners of the festival competition. I discovered yesterday that I have been included in the anthology and so will be reading on the 12th and, as a former member of the Writers’ Group, also hope to read on the 10th.

I read at the first festival at the launch of my collection “Human Archaeology”, and I look forward to reading at this year’s event!

Thursday 10th October (7pm): the Writers’ Group event is being held in Booths Café, Marshall Way, in the centre of the town. Saturday 12th October (7:30pm): the anthology launch is being held in The Arches, Holy Trinity Church, Kirkby Road. For more information, please see the festival website.

[For those of you who are unaware, Ripon is located in North Yorkshire, and is the smallest cathedral city in England.]