KPF22 Why I Write Poetry talk/discussion – Online

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 2.30pm – 3.30pm | Tickets £5 | Online via Zoom

What motivates poets in the 21st century? How do they find their voice? What themes and subject matters inspire them? How do they cope with setbacks and deal with success? What keeps them writing? Why I Write Poetry (Nine Arches, 2021) contains 25 thought-provoking essays that explore these questions and many more. Editor Ian Humphreys and contributors Daniel Sluman and Rachel Mann will read from the book and discuss their writing practice and their relationship with poetry. There will also be time for questions from the audience.

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Kendal Poetry Festival’s trademark emphasis is on inclusivity and accessibility. This year we continue to offer free tickets to young people, people with disabilities and their carers. If you are under 21 or have a disability, please select the ‘concessions’ ticket at checkout to receive your free ticket.

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