Presenting.... The Poetry Hub – new for 2020. With headline poet, the unmissable Luke Wright! He will be performing 'The Remains of Logan Dankworth' – political verse full of snarl and spit that looks at trust and privilege in the age of Brexit – an intensely personal story occurring against the backdrop of political upheaval. Expect panache, humour and a lot of style!
Also featuring prize-winning Brighton poet John McCullough, whose new collection 'Reckless Paper Birds' has been shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award.
Rundown for the day:
12noon–1pm Rosie Johnston, with Mary-Anne Smith, Gillie Robic, Sue Rose, Charlotte Ansell and Setareh Ebrahimi Franklin
1–1.45pm John McCullough
2–3pm Luke Wright
3.15–4pm Clare Pollard / Hummingbird / Callum Beesley
4–5pm Angela Dye, poets from The Blue Nib and Open Mic
5–6pm Gary Studley, Mary-Anne Smith, Rosie Johnston, Derek Sellen
6–7pm Rosemary McLeish
7–8pm Nancy Charley / Maria McCarthy / Luigi Marchini
8–11pm Poets for the Planet: eco-poems from Maggie Butt, Cheryl Moskowitz, Julian Bishop and Sarah Doyle. Plus Open Mic. Readers from the floor are encouraged to bring two short eco or nature poems.
Saturday 22 February 2020, The Limes, 12noon–11pm, £10 all-day pass for all events.
* This venue does not have wheelchair access