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 – £20

  • 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 newsletter containing insider info and exclusive content about the festival
  • Exclusive offers for intimate events
  • Priority booking – 3 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 pamphlet for both years that you’re a friend of Verve
  • A FREE copy of any Verve Poetry Press book of your choice! 🙂

For only £30!

Young Bucks

& Elders And Betters

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

  • £15 for one year
  • £25 for two

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 Newsletter.

If all that sounds good, then select an option below and check out via Paypal. Following payment you’ll be able to provide us with your details so we can send you a lovely welcome pack!

Huge thanks to our wonderful friends for supporting Verve Poetry Festival!

Michael Saunderson

John Hayes

Pat Edwards

Liz Hawke


John Woodall

Christopher Lanyon

Angi Holden


Susannah Herbert

Simon Maddrell

Natalie Caulwell


Stephen Palmer

Gail Webb

Steve Harrison 

As well as those who wish to remain anonymous!