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Freeverse Poetry Festival

  • Brownhills Activity Centre, Chester Road North, WS8 7JW (map)

Freeverse is a free poetry festival celebrating poetry from Walsall, the West Midlands and Beyond.

Organised by Orators and their Opinions open mic and Walsall Poetry Society Freeverse Poetry Festival is a brilliant afternoon of poetry with great local performers and the chance for poets of all levels of experience to share their words at special open mic sessions.

Appearing at the festival will be Willis the Poet, Holly Daffurn, Rob Francis, Paul McDonald, Samantha Roden, Paul Elwell and Gerald Kells. Our headliners are the fantastic Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists, aka Steve Pottinger, Dave Pitt and Emma Purshouse.

We’re also pleased to announce Scarlett Ward and Sallyanne Rock will be running a free poetry workshop entitled, “Find your voice.” Sign up by contacting Scarlett directly or leaving a comment below.

Brownhills Community Centre will have refreshments and snacks for sale at their licensed bar, please note car parking is also free as well. All poets are welcome to bring any of their books and sell them at the event. Please note all open mics are sign up after the event opens on the day itself.

This festival is supported by the University of Wolverhampton and supported and sponsored by Creative Black Country.

Earlier Event: July 4
Poetry Jam