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05 Oct 2024

Winchester Poetry Festival 2024

Winchester, UK

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"This is not just a good festival, a great festival." Michael Longley"
The longlist will be revealed in mid and the winners will be announced live at Winchester Poetry Festival. We have a pay-it-forward initiative established by Lewis Buxton, a past competition winner. Find details below on how you can contribute to or benefit from this scheme. Zaffar Kunial, originally from Birmingham and now residing in Yorkshire, was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize. His debut poetry collection, Us, published by Faber & Faber, was shortlisted for several awards .. continue reading such as the Costa Poetry Award and the T. S. Eliot Prize. His second collection, England's Green, published by Faber, was named The Times' best poetry book of the year. To enter the competition, send two copies of your poem, the entry coversheet, and a cheque in an envelope labeled "Winchester Poetry Prize" to: Winchester Poetry Festival c/o University Of Winchester, The Post Room, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR.

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09:00 AM - 09:00 PM General Hours

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100 - 500
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Oct 2024 Interested
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Frequency Biennial

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EditionOct 2024

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Exhibitor will showcase The thirty poets and twenty six events attracted a total audience of 1450 people at the Discovery Centre and other venues including Winchester College, the United Church and the Theatre Royal, and there were also festival poetry readings in Bishops Waltham, Alresford, Romsey, Denmead and St Lawrence’s Church, attracting a further 200 people, poetry workshops at the Nightshelter, an exhibition of sculpture in Winchester Cathedral, poetry posters and other displays in the Discovery Centre, a second-hand poetry bookshop, and the Poetry Postie 'pedalling her wares' around the city centre, the quality of the new young voices – hugely promising poets like Rosemary Brook-Hart and Dom Cramp from Peter Symonds College, the latter the stunning winner of the festival’s pop-up poetry competition, the poetry of World War One and celebrated the work of local poets past and present and more.


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