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This weekend at the Festival

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After two brilliant opening days, in the company of Alice Oswald, Andy Brown, Jen Hadfield, Ronald Tamplin and the Fire River Poets, the Festival weekend is here already!

Jen Hadfield’s ‘Credo’ workshop is sold out, so is ‘Up With The Bard’ with Liv Torc. There are still some tickets left for the other events, and in the library today we’re looking forward today to the University of Exeter Creative Writing Programme Reading (featuring top festival volunteer, Jos Smith), Greta Stoddart and newly Forward Prized, Julia Copus. Later, in the Phoenix, Cyprus Well, ExCite Poetry and Apples & Snakes have the Meter 2010 Networking Event (only a few places left for that one) with a performance by Dorothea Smartt. Saturday finishes off with Apples & Snakes Live, with Bard of Exeter Liv Torc, and Aoife Mannix with accordion hero Janie Armour.

Sunday kicks off in the library with the ExCite Poetry Lunch with Rachel McCarthy, Fiona Benson and Rachael Boast. This is followed by the Shearsman Showcase with Elisabeth Bletsoe, Damian Furniss and Jaime Robles. The festival closes with Ruth Padel at 4pm, reading and in conversation with Rachel McCarthy of ExCite Poetry.

But not quite … supported by Exeter Phoenix, the Festival finally heads off into the night with the utterly brilliant Devon Incarnate Folk Singer and Folk Hero, Jim Causley.

Full details in the programme, and tickets are available from Exeter Phoenix.

A huge thank you to our audiences this week, and we look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Dorothea Smartt at Exeter Poetry Festival!

Exeter Poetry Festival is delighted to announce that Dorothea Smartt will be appearing at Exeter Poetry Festival, on Saturday 9th October. Full programme details for the festival will be announced in July.

Dorothea Smartt, a London based poet of Barbadian heritage, is the author of two books of poetry: Connecting Medium and Ship Shape. She has also been published in several anthologies internationally and has performed her work across the globe. Most recently, she has been anthologised in Red: Contemporary Black British Poetry and featured in Magma Poetry. She is the poetry editor for SABLE Litmag, and co-director of Inscribe, Peepal Tree Press’s Black and Asian writer development programme in Yorkshire.

For more information about Dorothea, visit her blog.

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