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Event Series Event Series: Ripon Poetry Festival 2023

The launch of Alison Carr’s new collection:

Black Bullets in the Sweet Jar, recalling the childhood she lost when she was knocked down by a car at the age of eight. A book about sweets, toys, playground games and loss.
3.15pm, Operatic Hall/Arts Hub, £5

See the full programme and line up here

Welcome to the Sixth Ripon Poetry Festival!

The Ripon Poetry Festival is back with another weekend of poetry readings, performances, workshops and book launches for poetry-lovers of all ages.Six years after helping to kick-start the first Ripon Poetry Festival, Michael Rosen makes a very welcome return to the festival line-up, which also includes readings and performances by Adisa the Verbaliser, Hadley-James Hoyles, Alison Carr, Robert Powell and Sarah Wimbush, poetry-workshops for children and grown-ups, an open mic night, the launch of this year’s festival anthologies, the world premiere of a chamber oratorio by Tim Harrison and Andy Croft, and an evening with theatre legend Barrie Rutter.

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