Poetry Festivals in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Poetry Festivals

Betjeman Wantage Festival

A literature and poetry festival in the Oxfordshire village where John Betjeman lived for many years; with a programme, a map with Betjeman links, some of his poetry, and contacts.

Bridlington Poetry Festival

Held annually in the setting of Sewerby Hall and Gardens; includes a programme, poet profiles, and visitor guide.

Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Offers a programme, with ticket and venue details, news and contacts.

Exeter Poetry Festival

Held every October; includes programme and venue details, news, and contacts.

Ledbury Poetry Festival

An annual event - includes information about readings, performances, and workshops, with online booking and visitors' guide to the town.

Poetry Can

A popular poetry festival held annually in Bristol providing details of past and future festivals along with an A-Z of poets, newsletters and online resources.


An annual poetry festival held in May in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk; includes their programme of events and workshops, with practical information for visitors.


An annual and international festival dedicated to poetry in Scotland, held each March in St Andrews. Includes a programme, with information for visitors and participants, and an archive from previous years.

Torbay Festival of Poetry

Offers a programme, details of competitions, news and links; also includes an archive of previous year's events.

Wenlock Poetry Festival

Held annually in Shropshire; with a programme and ticket details, and poets' profiles.

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