NPF announces 2021 dates and welcomes new Creative Director

The Nottingham Poetry Festival will return for its sixth outing in 2021, under the direction of newly appointed Creative Director Anne Holloway.

Running from 12-21 November 2021, the festival will offer a blend of online and live events and will continue to celebrate and champion Nottingham’s thriving creative and literary scene.

Creative Director Anne Holloway is a Nottingham-based poet and performer and founding editor at Big White Shed publishing. An experienced performer and practitioner, her first poetry collection, There Are No Photographs, was published in 2018.

Anne picks up the festival baton from outgoing Director Georgina Wilding whose term as Creative Director has drawn to a close.

Read the press release here.


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Nottingham Poetry Festival shines a spotlight on the city’s thriving literary scene. For five years, the Festival has presented eclectic line-ups of nationally and locally acclaimed poets and performers. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with future performance events, workshops and competitions.

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