VERVE Friends

A way for us to reward our most ardent supporters - a way for you to help us establish ourselves as a regular and sustainable fixture on the poetry calendar.

What you get:

One-year of friendship – £25

  • Your name on our website
  • A special 2-4-1 offer on competition entries
  • A brand new, super-slick enamel Verve pin badge
  • A quarterly personal email from the festival director containing insider info and exclusive content about the festival
  • Priority booking – 7 days early access to the booking page, particularly handy for those workshop tickets that fly out of the door!

Mates Rates

Sign up for two-year’s of friendship and you’ll receive: 

  • All of the above
  • Plus a copy of the competition anthology for both years that you’re a friend of Verve
  • A FREE copy of any Verve Poetry Press book of your choice! 🙂

For only £35!

Young Bucks

& Elders And Betters

Under-25s and over-60s can get access to our friendship scheme for a special concession price:

  • £20 for one year
  • £30 for two years

What we get:

Every penny gets ploughed back into the festival, helping us establish ourselves at our new venue and continue to improve our programme each year.

We’ll give you more information about how we’re spending the fees in our regular Friend of Verve email.


If all that sounds good, then click the link below and pay the correct amount via our paypal donate button – make sure to add your contact details in the notes section of your order.

Following payment you’ll be able to provide us with your details so we can send you your goodies!