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July 2017


Verve 2018: save the date

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Verve Poetry Festival is back for a second year! Four more days of electric readings, lively performances, workshops and more from the most exciting poets across the country – it’s all happening at Birmingham’s poetry and spoken word festival.

Thursday, February 15 – Sunday, February 18, 2018
Waterstones Birmingham

Full programme reveal and ticket sales launch November 2017. We’re also running our poetry competition again, so keep your eyes peeled for details on prizes, judges and submission deadlines in the next few weeks. Verve 2018 is going to be even bigger and better, and we can’t wait to welcome you!


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