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