Ledbury Poetry Festival 2019

Ledbury cr John EagerSome British towns seem better suited to literary festivals than others, and Ledbury in Herefordshire is ideal – with reams of streets and architecture that the word ‘picturesque’ could have been invented for. From 5th-14th July 2019, Ledbury welcomes back its annual Poetry Festival, which promises ten days of written and spoken riches.

This year’s highlights include poetry and mediation day retreats with Maitreyabandhu, Fiona Sampson and Matthew Sweeney, plus workshops led by Sara-Jane Arbury, and salons featuring poet Yvonne Green, with short reading slots available.

Don’t forget to enter the LPF Poetry Competition. Entries will be judged by Daljit Nagra. The closing date is Thursday 18th July 2019. Top prize is £1,000 plus the chance to attend a writing course at Ty Newydd (pictured below), the National Writers’ Centre for Wales.

The winner will be invited to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival 2020.

Ty Newydd

The image at the very top of this post was supplied by John Eager of www.visitledbury.info. The Ty Newydd image was supplied by the Ledbury Poetry Festival team. Many thanks!

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