Sunday, October 05, 2008

Derwent Poetry Festival 2008

17th& 19th October 2008
Masson Mills,
Matlock Bath,

The festival features the launch of ten new poetry titles from Templar Poetry including the presentation of the 2008 Templar Poetry Pamphlets Prizes. It is accompanied by readings from Paul Farley, Tim Liardet, Jane Weir, Pat Winslow, Rob Hindle, Dawn Wood, Siobhan Campbell, MikeBarlow, Angela Cleland, Pat Borthwick, Katrina Naomi and many others. We commission most of our poets from submissions to our annual open pamphlet and collection competition which attracts submissions from all over the world. This year there are poems from poets in Australia, the United States and the Republic of Ireland in our annual anthology, alongside poetry by British writers. There is a Festival Bookshop, stands from magazines and an exhibition of paintings by Artist in Residence, Karen Isherwood. The full festival programme is listed on Box Office Telephone 01629 582500.

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