Events in Ripon
Open Mic – Ripon Poetry Festival 2023
21/09/2023 - 8:00 am| Free
As always, the festival begins with an open mic night
Bring your poems, take a deep breath and step up to the mic. Hosted by members of Write On Ripon and Ripon Writers. All welcome.
8pm, Claro Lounge, FREE
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.