Our Spoken Word programme is back with exciting opportunities for writers and literary lovers alike! This year we are asking you to listen and speak. Throughout the week you can listen to travel writing, accounts of refugees and asylum seekers as well as some traditional storytelling. The Spoken Word programme will close with a festival favourite – Octopoet – hosted by the talented Mark Blayney. Please join us for these wonderful and wordy events!

Coordinator Christina Thatcher


10oct8:00 pm10:30 pmMasculine, Feminine, Other? RARA Poetry Performances and Open MicLocation No. 42

12oct7:00 pm9:00 pmLying Truths: Fictional Stories informed by Personal HistoriesLocation No. 56

13oct4:00 pm5:30 pmTravel Poetry Reading - Claire SyderLocation No. 23

15octAll DayWellfield Book EventsLocation No. 62

15oct11:00 am4:00 pmForced to leave... to the unknown - Jane ToobyLocation no. 31

15oct12:00 pm4:00 pmPoetry Takeaway - Various PoetsLocation no. 31

15oct2:30 pm4:30 pmCreative Writing SessionLocation No. 7

15oct7:30 pm10:30 pmSquare Writers' Night Plus Open MicLocation No. 45

16oct7:30 pm11:00 pmOctopoet - Mark BlayneyLocation No. 60