From 19th to 23rd Nov it’s… the Sheaf Poetry Festival 2020! And we’re very excited to be part of the action!
It was such a brilliant festival last year – we aren’t going to let the need to be online dampen things, after all poetry doesn’t need the real world to be heard, read and written.
We’re excited that Rotherham Young Writer and Hive poet, Lauren Hollingsworth Smith will be young poet in residence for the festival alongside older Poet in Residence, Gevi Carver. She will be reading with Gevi at the Opening events on 19th November. She’ll also be writing a new poem for the festival that will be posted on the website.
Also on 19th, it’s the launch of Matter 20 with Sheffield Hallam University and we’re excited to to have two Hive writers included this year, poet Maia Brown and Fiction writer Naomi Thomas.
On Saturday 20th November, we’ve got a Hive showcase of young and emerging poets from Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham reading from 1-2pm (free).
And on Sunday 21st Nov, we have a rather exciting masterclass: Poetry about People with awesome Welsh poet, Jonathan Edwards! Jonathan is a master of writing about people and there will be a lot to discover and enjoy in this fast-paced writing afternoon (open to all young writers, whatever their experience level, from 14 to 25)
Aside from all this goodness, there’s a brilliant range of free and affordable happenings, workshops, and readings. If you’re a poetry enthusiast or occasional dabbler, come along – you don’t even need to be near Sheffield this year to attend!
Find out more at sheafpoetryfestival.com