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Worcestershire LitFest 2014

Over ten days in June there will be poetry,‭ ‬readings and performance across the city and the county for this year’s Worcestershire LitFest.‭ ‬Maggie Doyle is one of the festival’s directors and tells us more.

There is so much going on at this year's festival,‭ ‬but among the many highlights is a visit from Mike Harding,‭ ‬who will be reading some of his poetry at Avoncroft Museum.‭ ‬There is‭ ‬an event at the Severn Valley Railway with the Steam Poets,‭ ‬and we’re organising a coach trip around Worcester where poets will join the trip and recite poems along the way.‭

We also‭ ‬held a writing competition for young people which this year has seen more than‭ ‬100‭ ‬entries which is excellent.‭ ‬The winner will be announced at the opening of the festival on June‭ ‬20th at the Guildhall in‭ ‬Worcester,‭ ‬after the announcement of the fourth Worcestershire Poet Laureate.

As well as the festival,‭ ‬the fringe continues throughout the year with events taking place‭ ‬both for children and adults.‭ ‬On the second Thursday of every month we hold‭ ‬SpeakEasy‭ – ‬our poetry/prose/storytelling performance evening at the Old Rectifying House,‭ ‬which is an opportunity to enjoy readings by both established as well as emerging writers.‭ ‬

The festival's website is

You can see a selection of Worcester-based events by clicking in the boxes below.