This new three day festival kicked-off in 2015 organised by Newcastle University’s Centre for the Literary Arts (NCLA). It marked the culmination of an 18-month project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) cataloguing, creating digital access to, and creatively exploring the extensive archives of Bloodaxe Books, acquired two years ago by Newcastle University.
When? 9th-13th May 2017
Where? All events take place at Northern Stage, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
All events are free, but ticketed. Poetry Festival Day Passes for Friday and Saturday can be ordered from the Newcastle University WebStore.
Who? 2017 TBA
Website? Newcastle Poetry Festival
Facebook? Newcastle Poetry Festival
Festival Director? Guest Director 2016 : Carolyn Forché
Past Festivals? Inaugural event in 2015
2015 - Sean O’Brien, Rebecca Perry, Niall Campbell and Vidyan Ravinithiran +
Also poets from the USA, Canada, Jamaica, France and Italy. Among them, George Szirtes, also a T. S. Eliot prize winner, as well as Kei Miller, recent winner of the Forward prize, and the multi-award winning poet Michael Longley. View full programme below.
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