Programme

The main programme for the festival is shown below. There’ll be other ‘fringe’ events happening in the days around the main festival, at Falmouth University, Falmouth Art Gallery and elsewhere. Watch this space for more details of these!

You can buy tickets for the whole festival or for individual days/events – get them here.

Friday 11 November

3.00-5.00
Poetry & Illustration: New Work from Atlantic Press
Readings and panel discussion featuring collaborative work by Em Strang, Luke Thompson, Mat Osmond and Mairead Dunne. Venue: Library Lecture Theatre, Falmouth University, Woodlane Campus. More details here.

6.30
Welcome

Free to holders of weekend tickets for the festival. You can register for the festival here and have a drink with other festival-goers and participating poets.

8.30
Poetry Slam: MC: Molly Naylor
Open to all; free to holders of weekend tickets.

Saturday 12 November
All events on Saturday are at The Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach

10.00
Doors open, registration

10.30-11.30
Readings: Steve Ely and Pascale Petit

12.00-12.45  Panel discussion: Poetry and technology
Meirion Jordan, Steve Ely, Alice Kavounas. Chair: David Devanny

1.00-2.00
6-minute readings
Short readings by some special guest poets

2.30-4.30
Choice of workshops:
Steve Ely, John Greening, Pascal Petit, Meirion Jordan

7.15-7.45
Prize-giving and readings by shortlisted poets

8.15-9.00  
Reading: Alison Brackenbury

Sunday 13 November
All events at The Falmouth Hotel

10.00
Doors open, registration

10.30-11.30
Readings: Meirion Jordan and Jane Yeh

12.00-12.45
Panel discussion: Poetry and visual art
Pascale Petit, Jane Yeh, Andrew Lanyon, Henrietta Boex (Director, Falmouth Art Gallery). Chair: Matt Osmond

1.30-2.15
Reading: John Greening and Penelope Shuttle

2.30-4.30 
Choice of workshops: Andrew Lanyon, Jane Yeh
or
Boat trip + open mic
A short cruise on the River Fal, with words on the waves.
There’ll be an open mic on the boat – poets are invited to bring poems on the theme ‘Voyage’.