CANCELLED: Teignmouth Poetry Festival - Readings and Events - Sunday 22nd March Event Information page

CANCELLED: Teignmouth Poetry Festival - Readings and Events - Sunday 22nd March

Event details

  • Event times:
    • Start : 2.30pm | End : 10.00pm
22nd March

PLEASE SEE STATEMENT FROM POETRY TEIGNMOUTH (14/03/2020 6:30pm): TEIGNMOUTH POETRY FESTIVAL We have decided to cancel / postpone the festival for obvious reasons. Desperately disappointed, but these are unprecedented times and the safety of our guests is paramount. More news once the dust has settled.

Pavilions Teignmouth has been contacting all ticket-holders (who provided contact details). If you have Poetry teignmouth tickets you can also contact us at or call us on 01626 249049 - we are aiming to have our phone lines open 10am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.



Pavilions Box Office is open 10am to 3pm Monday to Saturday and one hour before films and shows. Over the Poetry Festival, Box Office will be open: Thursday 19th March 10am to 3pm and 6:30 - 7:30pm, Friday 20th March 9am to 5pm & 6pm to 8:30pm, Saturday 21st March 9am to 8:30pm, Sunday 22nd March 9am to 8:00pm.

Grey Hen Press is a small independent publisher set up by Joy Howard in 2007. From the start its output has been exclusively new and exciting poetry from older women. They make a vociferous flock, with plenty to say – and the experience to say it with style. Serious, lyrical, sharply observed, and with a wicked sense of humour – you will find it all in Grey Hen anthologies. Poets include Gill McEvoy, Rose Cook, Susan Taylor, Veronica Aaronson, Sheila Aldous and Jennie Osborne.

This event, which is still almost unique among poetry festivals, has long been an audience favourite. There is fascination in hearing how poetry works in other tongues, spotting the rhythms and cadences or the mechanisms of rhyme… We will feature work in about ten languages, read by volunteers who are either fluent or native speakers, with translations into English.

Dawn Gorman devises and runs community arts events, including the monthly reading series Words & Ears in Bradford on Avon. She works closely with other writers, artists, photographers, film-makers and musicians, and in collaboration with sculptor Liz Watts has been poet-in-residence at Edinburgh Fringe, and in numerous art galleries across the UK. Her collaborative film poems have been shown at festivals on four continents, and her latest pamphlet, Instead, Let Us Say (Dempsey & Windle) won the Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize 2019. A previous pamphlet, This Meeting of Tracks, was nominated in the US for the Pushcart Prize. Tom Sastry was chosen by Carol Ann Duffy as one of the 2106 Laureate’s Choice poets. His resulting pamphlet, Complicity, was a Poetry Book Society choice and a Poetry School Book of the Year. His first full collection A Man’s House Catches Fire was published by Nine Arches Press in 2019. He also enjoys a growing reputation as a performer and a collection of his Spoken Word sets will be published by Burning Eye Books in Autumn 2020.

 We are delighted that Tim King, multiple slam winner, will present this final Festival event. A dozen top class Spoken Word performers will compete for cash prizes – and the honour of becoming our 2020 Festival Slam Champion. If you’ve never been to a Slam, come and experience the raw energy of poetry written purely for performance – and the deeply competitive streak that emerges from within some of the least likely people!


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