The Ted Hughes Poetry Festival is the liveliest poetry festival in the UK. It arises from the community, embraces the community, and takes them to other worlds.
– David Morley

The fourth Ted Hughes Poetry Festival takes place over the weekend of 7 – 9 September 2018. We’ve devised an unique and varied programme of events in and around Mexborough, South Yorkshire, including readings and performances from acclaimed poets Moor MotherMike Garry and Kate Fox. Festival booking is now open; click on the programme links below for full details of all events.

Friday 7 September
6.15pm – 9.30pm: Opening Night with Moor Mother, Hive South Yorkshire young writers showcase

Saturday 8 September
10.30am – 1.30pm: Young writers workshop and performance with Moor Mother
10.30am – 1.30pm: Matthew Clegg talk and workshop on Derek Walcott
2pm – 4pm: Workshop with Mike Garry
4.30pm – 5.30pm: Steve Ely: ‘Ted Hughes: 20 Years On’
6.30pm – 9.30pm: Closing Night with The Mixtape Tour with Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson, Pete Green, Mike Garry and Kate Fox

Sunday 9 September
11am – 2pm: The Ted Hughes Paper Round

Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating and unforgettable festival. We look forward to seeing you.

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