Ledbury Poetry Festival

30 June 2017, 5.00 PM - 9 July 2017, 7.30 PM

David Punter; Jack Thacker; Catherine Choate, Mel Pettitt, Ellie Daghlian

Ledbury, Herefordshire

The Ledbury Poetry Festival takes place over ten days each July, and features live readings, performances, workshops, open mics, music, exhibitions, films, family events, street events, a slam as well as other poetry-based activities. This year, the Bristol Poetry Institute has a strong presence at the festival.

Tabish Khair readings and conversation with David Punter
Sunday 02 July 2017, 12.45pm – 1.45pm
Burgage Hall (£9)
Born and educated in Gaya, a small town in Bihar, India, Tabish Khair is the author of various acclaimed books, including the poetry collections, Where Parallel Lines Meet and Man of Glass. In 2016, he published a study, The New Xenophobia and a new novel, Just Another Jihadi Jane to critical acclaim. Khair has won the All India Poetry Prize. He will appear in conversation with poet and Professor of Poetry, David Punter.

20 Minutes with... Jack Thacker
Sunday 09 July 2017, 12.15pm – 12.35pm
Panelled Room, The Master’s House (Free)
Jack Thacker is studying for a PhD on contemporary poetry and agriculture at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter. He won the 2016 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition

20 minutes with... Ellie Daghlian, Mel Pettitt and Catherine Choate
Sunday 09 July, 1.20pm – 1.40pm
Panelled Room, The Master’s House (Free)
Bristol University Poetry Centre and the scene in the city nurtures a wealth of young talent, reflected in the promise shown by undergraduates Ellie Daghlian, Catherine Choate and Mel Pettitt.

Contact information

For tickets and further festival information please visit: www.poetry-festival.co.uk/

Church Lane, Ledbury, during the 2016 festival.

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