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This event series is part poetry reading, part open mic and the guest poet and open mic theme change each month!

Our 2021 contemporary poetry reading series, “Go to the poets, they will speak to thee”, is curated and hosted by poet Kim Moore. We will be listening to what poets have to say about our turbulent times, and how poetry can cross borders to challenge, delight and inspire us.

Jonathan Keller writes that “William Wordsworth would primarily write about the extraordinary in the ordinary, about the ‘powerful feeling’ which accompanies what seems, on initial glance, to be perfectly commonplace”.

Our guest poet this month is Jonathan Edwards, who also makes it his business to make the ordinary come alive in full colour. Jonathan’s work is funny, poignant and vivid, full of imagination and the perfect place to conclude our 2021 reading series. Our open mic theme this month is 'The Ordinary into Extraordinary'.

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Wordsworth Grasmere

Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

015394 35544


Opening times

19 July to 31 October
Tuesday to Sunday
10am–5pm (last entry to Dove Cottage is 4.20pm & to the Museum is 4.30pm)

Please see our website for COVID safety measures. Booking in advance is recommended.

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