A feast of contemporary poetry in Falmouth

The second Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival will be taking place in Falmouth on the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November 2016. 

As well as readings and workshops with some of the UK’s most celebrated and compelling poets, there’ll be a poetry slam, discussions, open-mic events and the fabulous Poetry Postie – all in the beautiful surroundings of one of the UK’s liveliest coastal towns.

Poetry will even be taking to the water: the final event of the festival is a cruise up the River Fal, with a chance to read your words on the waves.

Poets at the festival will include:

Alison BrackenburySteve ElyJohn GreeningMeirion JordanMolly NaylorPascale PetitPenelope Shuttle and Jane Yeh.

Full details of the programme are here, and you can buy tickets here.

You can watch a video about our inaugural festival, in Calstock, below.

Do make a date in your diary for the next one, which promises to be even better!


The Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival is an initiative of Falmouth Poetry Group with the support of Arts Council England , Falmouth University and The Tanner Trust.



Photo credit: Barry Cann,  cropped & resized, licensed under Creative Commons