Of poetry festivals and Exeter Events

The first of October heralds a feast of words here in Exeter. It’s Exeter poetry Festival until the 7th, with events at the City Gate, Phoenix and the library, something for everyone.

This year Kimwei McCarthy, the current Bard of Exeter with be there, as well as the wonderful Matt Harvey, one time official Wimbledon Poet, Joanna Trollope and many more.

Later in the month, Literature Works is offering a free half day training session for Devon based (or nearby) poets who may be interested in working in Memory Cafes.

The workshop is at Exeter Central Library on Wed 19 Sept from 1.30 to 4.30pm. Full details at https://nationalmemoryday.org.uk/national-memory-day-poet-training-session-in-devon/

October 4th  is National Poetry day, this year the theme is Change, very timely for the UK.

Finally, a little teaser, we’re in the early stages of planning another Wordworks event.  November 9th, save the date.


Rue de Paris

Following the success of Off The Dial, last summer, Wordworks Exeter were invited by the Art Haven group to join them during their exhibition, Rue de Paris. The venue was a small gallery in the heart of the city, filled with light on a summer evening.

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The audience was entertained by poetry , with a variety of themes, from four of our members.

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It was a vibrant evening with live music from an Acapella group, a conjurer and closing with a jam session.

Thank you Art Haven, we’re looking forward to next year!