LitFest Programme 2014

LitFest 2014 is the place to be!

Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe

Worcestershire Literary Festival 20-29 June 2014

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The Launch of the Festival – Poet Laureate Competition and Young Writers’ Awards

Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2013 Tim Cranmore Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2013 Tim Cranmore

The Guildhall

Friday 20 June. Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start

Join us for the launch of the Festival and watch 6 poets go head to head as they compete for the title of Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2014.

Judges: Worcestershire Poet Laureate Tim Cranmore, Poet Laureate Emeritus Maggie Doyle, County Arts Officer Steve Wilson, Young Poet Laureate Holly Perrett and Secretary of LitFest Polly Robinson.

To open the event, we will present the prizes for the…

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Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

14 thoughts on “LitFest Programme 2014”

  1. Sounds interesting. Bit far for me! There was a small one locally here in Otley just three miles from us and I bought a ticket to go and hear my writing tutor read some of his sonnets in a cafe called Victoria Plum Tea Rooms. His slot in the day was called Sonnets and Scones. And in the end I couldn’t go, wasn’t too well that day, b****y MS (excuse the language) xxx

    1. Oh Christine, I totally agree! I would love to be the fly on the wall… My French isn’t good enough for me to really participate in the poetry community here. You are entitled to say whatever you wish. I’m sure if I were fighting your battle my pen/more than my voice would have a lot to say!

      I don’t know if you already follow Polly’s blog, she is director of LitFest, but I highly recommend you check her out. I have gotten to know here a bit and she is amazing! Here is her blog:
      I would love to hear your thoughts.



  2. Ah it’s Polly Robinson! I dont actually follow her but I will start. I just bought her booklet “Chatterton”. In fact I bought three, one for me and two for gifts. I have seen her commenting on Holly Magill’s blog, I dont know if you follow her but she is also a fabulous poet. and she encourages me a lot. This is is going to sound silly but I think Ive always bwen a little overwhelmed by Polly as her comments are obviously those of a very good poet and I am very good at feeling “less than” but Im growing in confidence slowly but surely so I will start following her today!! xxx

    1. Hi Christine, yes, I have followed Holly for a long time and she is near the top of my list Poet wise!
      As for Polly, you may be pleasantly surprised. I understand what you are saying as I felt that way myself. Sometimes it can be wonderful to be proven wrong. 🙂 She has been wonderful to me. xxx

    1. I don’t think you’ll be sorry and I hope that soon she is following you. I have no doubt that she will appreciate your work! 🙂 xxx

    1. I do relate Kath. I never studied it but have read a bit. However, it just pours out. I spoke with a dear friend years ago. He is a poet and teaches poetry, creative writing and English. I wanted to take some classes and he said “don’t, you will mess up what you have.” I never had the time or opportunity to go and take those classes so as Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing, you just sit at the typewriter and bleed.”

      1. Kath, you are so kind. I’m still surprised when someone likes my poems. As one can see in some of my work, life can be amazingly cruel. However, my life here in France is as if I am being rewarded for simply hanging in…

      2. Some day I expect to see you and that lovely family spreading those artistic wings here. The inspiration is endless and you cannot turn your head without seeing artists and art!

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