Inspire Poetry Festival, 11 - 16 July 2017

The Inspire Poetry Festival brings six brilliant days of performance, readings, talks, children’s events and workshops to four fabulous library venues across Nottinghamshire: Southwell, West Bridgford, Mansfield Central and Worksop. Building on the success of Southwell Library Poetry Festival – which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year - and with the support of National Lottery funding through Arts Council England, our expanded festival is proud to present headline appearances from acclaimed poets Jackie Kay, Hollie McNish, Paul Farley and Henry Normal, along with a varied programme of readings, performances, workshops, family activities and special events. 

With events covering an array of themes including motherhood, forests, Byron, autism, adoption, and the meaning of home - all in the welcoming setting of our much-loved libraries - there’s something to inspire whether you’re a dedicated poetry lover or haven’t picked up a book of poems in years.

We do hope you’ll join us for six days of wise, witty, wonderful words.

Events are now live and listed below. Tickets can be booked online or at the individual library where the event is being held.

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