The Second Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival – 12th-13th November 2016


The second Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival will this year be held at The Falmouth Hotel on the weekend of 12th and 13th November. There’ll be readings, panel discussions and workshops. There’ll also be fringe events on Friday,11th, including a programme of talks and readings at Falmouth University and a poetry slam.

Seven internationally acclaimed poets have accepted our invitation to take part – Jane Yeh, Pascale Petit, Alison Brackenbury, Penelope Shuttle, Steve Ely, Meirion Jordan and John Greening.

 The festival has been organised by Falmouth Poetry Group, and is partly funded by an Arts Council grant. 

 Our first festival, at Calstock in 2014, attracted people from Cornwall, many parts of the UK, France and the UK.

 A poetry competition, to be judged by Alison Brackenbury, accompanies the festival.

Full details of the festival and the competition are posted on our website

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