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Winchester Poetry Festival 2018

Winchester Poetry Festival


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Fri 5 – Sun 6 October 
Poetry
Various Venues
Tickets price vary (see below)
no hidden fees*
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Fri 5 October

The Power of the Sentence: Workshop with Frances Leviston
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Fri 5 Oct 2pm – 4pm
In this workshop participants will explore the power of different syntactic shapes to hold and delight the reader.
Tickets £21
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How to Make a Living as a Poet
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Fri 5 Oct 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Join poets Matt West and Harry Man to talk about how they manage to pay the bills, and whether it really is possible to be a working poet.
Tickets FREE
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In partnership with the Society of Authors

Paul Batchelor
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Fri 5 Oct 5.45pm – 6pm
Paul Batchelor gives a personal insight into the special qualities of a poem that has inspired him.
Tickets FREE
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To Fold the Evening Star: Ian McMillan
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Fri 5 Oct 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Presenter of Radio 3′s weekly poetry programme The Verb. Ian McMillan will be performing and reading from his most recent book To Fold the Evening Star.
Tickets £13.50
Seniors £12.50
Students £12.50
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Taking Blood: Paul Batchelor, Gillian Clarke, Leontia Flynn
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Fri 5 Oct 8pm – 9.30pm
This reading showcases three strikingly lyrical poets whose taut and intelligent poetry wrestles with the interior life.
Tickets £11
Seniors £10
Students £9
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Sat 6 October

The Head that Wears a Crown: Poems about Kings and Queens
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sat 6 Oct 10.30am – 11.30am
Interactive Kings & Queens poetry session for children & their parents. (Age 6+).
Tickets FREE
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Finding Your Voice: Workshop with Liz Berry
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sat 6 Oct 11am – 1pm
Liz Berry will encourage participants to write with courage, wit, passion and innovation.
Tickets £21
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Here Lies Our Land: Rebecca Goss, Kathleen Jamie, Harry Man
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sat 6 Oct 11am – 12.15pm
Join three poets for whom the natural world and the environment are a vital concern.
Tickets £11
Seniors £10
Students £9
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Sponsored by The Artists’ Collecting Society

Translation Duel – Old Norse: Carolyne Larrington and Debbie Potts
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sat 6 Oct 12.30pm – 1.30pm
In this battle translators will tackle some complex verses from the old Norse saga of Gísli.
Tickets £9
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Supported by The Viking Society

Golan Haji
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sat 6 Oct 2pm – 2.15pm
Golan Haji gives a personal insight into the special qualities of a poem that has inspired him.
Tickets FREE
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Let Light Be Enough: Doireann Ní Ghríofa, JO Morgan, Pascale Petit
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sat 6 Oct 1.45pm – 3pm
Join three poets who fuse their poetry with visual art, sound and movement, creating well-crafted and exciting new verse.
Tickets £11
Seniors £10
Students £9
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sat 6 Oct 3.30pm – 3.45pm
Doireann Ní Ghríofa  gives a personal insight into the special qualities of a poem that has inspired her.
Tickets FREE
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Winchester Poetry Prize Results & Readings
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sat 6 Oct 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Liz Berry presents the prizes for the 2018 Winchester Poetry Prize. Readings by winners.
Tickets FREE
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Sponsored by Paris Smith

World Voices: Maura Dooley, Azita Ghahreman, Golan Haji, Nikola Madzirov and Stephen Watts
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sat 6 Oct 4.30pm – 6pm
Our World Voices series continues to bring the very best in translated poetry to Winchester.
Tickets £9
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Supported by Poetry Translation Centre

To Stand Before: Vahni Capildeo & Kathleen Jamie
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sat 6 Oct 7.30pm – 9pm
Sensational, moving and finely-wrought poetry by acclaimed international poets.
Tickets £11
Seniors £10
Students £9
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In association with the Poetry Book Society

Sun 7 October

Sites of Special Poetic Interest – Winchester Walk: Keiren Phelan
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sun 7 Oct 10.30am – 12.30pm
Keiren Phelan, editor of Literary Winchester, leads a guided tour of the city’s poetic hotspots.
Tickets FREE
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Things Being Various: Annie Freud on the Poet’s Craft and Inspiration
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sun 7 Oct 11.30am – 12.30pm
In conversation with Jon Sayers, Annie Freud discusses ‘five things’ that have inspired her and are symbolic of stages in her artistic development.
Tickets £9
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Eileen Pun: Meditations, Taiji (Tai Chi) & Qigong for Creative Journaling and Poetry
at Winchester School of Art Café
Sun 7 Oct 12pm – 2pm
Relaxed session with movement and breathing exercises, guided journaling prompts, poetry discussions, & tea.
Tickets £21
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So Beautiful It Must Be True: Karen McCarthy Woolf, Nick Makoha & Katherine Towers
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sun 7 Oct 1pm – 2.15pm
Three poets who convert pain and suffering into poetry of a rare beauty and poise.
Tickets £11
Seniors £10
Students £9
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Local Visionaries: The Robert Hutchison Lecture – Alexandra Harris
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sun 7 Oct 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Alexandra Harris will ask what we can learn from British artists and poets as we seek to understand our own relationships with the places around us.
Tickets £11
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Supported by Nigel Beale, and Peter and Vanessa Davis

Profound Pyromania: Caribbean Poetry
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sun 7 Oct 2.45pm – 3.45pm
Two of the Caribbean’s leading contemporary poets, Vahni Capildeo and Ishion Hutchison discuss the remarkable variety and lyricism of Caribbean poetry.
Tickets FREE
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Mouthful of Stars: Caroline Bird, Siddhartha Bose & Luke Kennard
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sun 7 Oct 4pm – 5.15pm
Full of invention, energy and wit, 3 of UK poetry’s most dynamic young writers question the often fragmented quality of modern identity.
Tickets £9
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Supported by the Empson Society, the English Society of Winchester College

Plum: Hollie McNish
at Winchester Discovery Centre
Sun 7 Oct 6pm – 6.45pm
A wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of Hollie McNish’s memories from childhood to attempted adulthood. Hollie McNish will be performing and reading from her most recent book Plum.
Tickets £13.50
Seniors £12.50
Students £11.50
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To read more about these events please visit www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org

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