9th September – Mona Arshi and Kostya Tsolákis

9th September – Mona Arshi (headliner) Kostya Tsolákis (support) Mona Arshi worked as a Human rights lawyer at Liberty before she started writing poetry. Her debut collection ‘Small Hands’ won the Forward Prize for best first collection in 2015. She has also...

10th December – Sophie Herxheimer, Anne Bailey

  Sophie Herxheimer is a poet and visual artist.   She’s held many residencies and projects, and her drawings have been shown at Tate Modern as well on a 48 metre hoarding on the Margate seafront.  Her book Velkom to Inklandt was an Observer book of the month and...

11th March – Rosie Jackson, Richard Lambert

  Rosie Jackson lives near Frome, Somerset. Her pamphlet What the Ground Holds (Poetry Salzburg, 2014) was followed by The Light Box (Cultured Llama, 2016). She’s won many poetry awards, including the Stanley Spencer Poetry competition 2017, and has collaborated...

11th June – Tara Bergin, Ellen Renton

    Tara Bergin was born and grew up in Dublin. Her second collection, The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx (Carcanet), was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and the Forward Prize, and was a PBS Recommendation. Tara currently lives in the North of England...

9th July – Inua Ellams, Helen Calcutt

  Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete...

10th September – Caroline Bird, John Challis

  Caroline Bird has five collections of poetry published by Carcanet. Her most recent collection, In These Days of Prohibition, was shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize. A two time winner of the Foyles Young Poets Award, her first collection Looking Through...

11th September – Sean O’Brien, Sue Burge

Sean O’Brien’s most recent collection The Beautiful Librarians (Picador 2015), was a PBS Choice, shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and joint winner of the Roehampton Prize. In 2016 the first two cantos of Hammersmith were published by Hercules Editions. The...