The 7th Festival of Suffolk Poetry is to be held online using Zoom because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival is being held across two days, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of May during the afternoon and evening of each day.

Elisabeth Sennitt Clough will headline Saturday 8 May, with Peter Sandberg in support. Elisabeth will also provide a workshop that experiments with humour and tonal play to begin the day’s activities and a close reading during the afternoon.

There will be:

  • an Open Mic session
  • a gathering of six poets who will be Under the Influence of another poet to demonstrate how they have responded to that influence
  • the day will end with readings from Peter Sandberg and Elisabeth Sennitt Clough.

George Szirtes will headline Sunday 9 May, ably supported by Nicola Warwick.

George will also start Sunday’s events with a workshop entitled Image Hopping. Click the event to read his description.

Following an Open Mic, Poems in the Case brings a play reading to the festival. Written by Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, it is an extract from his book of the same name that is a murder mystery set in a poetry workshop. Join us to learn more…

Nicola Warwick and George Szirtes bring the festival to a close with readings from their work.

Click each event for details and to book your tickets. All events will be held on Zoom. Zoom links will be open five minutes before the start of each event. Events must run strictly to time. Any reader in an Open Mic who is running over time will be muted.

7th Festival of Suffolk Poetry – Saturday 8 May 2021

7th Festival of Suffolk Poetry – Sunday 9 May 2021