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7th Annual Sussex Poetry Festival

Friday, 24th June 2016 at 6pm - 10pm Saturday, 25th June

Location: The Hope & Ruin 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA

This event is in the past.

The Seventh Annual Sussex Poetry Festival will take place over Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th June 2016.

This year the festival will take place upstairs at the Hope & Ruin on Queen's Road, a short walk from Brighton train station.

Tickets will be available on the door for individual readings, for each day's readings, and for the full weekend. We won't be selling tickets in advance this year. Tickets cost:

Single Reading - £4
Friday - £8
Saturday - £15
Entire weekend - £20

More info, including reader bios, coming soon!


Mia You

Jo Wilson

Cathy Weedon

Cathy Weedon was born in Stoke-on-Trent and moved to Luton in the 1970s. She recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Bedfordshire. Previously she has created thematic visual poetry. Her recent book is ‘1-50’ (Blart Books 2015). She has read at the Blue Bus and in 2015 she contributed to SJ Fowler’s Mahu exhibition at the Hardy Tree Gallery. In February 2016 she read at the Institute of English Studies as part of a symposium for Race & Poetry & Poetics in the UK.

Lawrence Uziell

Savannah Sevenzo

Savannah studied English and Philosophy at Sussex where she will now be working as the undergraduate education officer. She lives in Brighton and writes when on the move. She recently complete a collection of poetry for her final year dissertation project called Colonised Objects.

Jèssica Pujol Duran

Gwen Muren

Gwen Muren is the author of Glitch from Crater Press and The Twinning Room from Triple Canopy. She lives in Philadelphia.

Ben Hickman

Ben Hickman is the author of Later Britain (Oystercatcher, 2014) and has published poems in Blackbox Manifold, Poetry Review, Shearsman, Tears in the Fence and elsewhere. He’s also published critical books on John Ashbery and crisis in the American avant-garde, and is Senior Lecturer in Modern Poetry at the University of Kent, and Director of the Centre for Modern Poetry.

Amy Evans

Amy Evans’ poetry publications include CONT. (Shearsman, 2015), The Sea Quells (Shearsman, 2013), VierSomes 001 (with Nat Raha, Frances Kruk and Rebecca Cremin, Veer, 2012) and Collecting Shells (Oystercatcher, 2011). Her poetry and montages appear in M58, Jacket, Performance Research and other magazines. She performed at the ICA for Poetry and Sound this February. SOUND((ING))S, a poetry installation in support of refugees, launches at sea later this year.

Connie Cubitt

James Cole

Theodoros Chiotis

Theodoros Chiotis is a poet and literary theorist. He writes poetry and code poetry in Greek and English. He is the editor and translator of the anthology Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (Penned in the Margins, 2015). His work has appeared in print and online magazines and anthologies in Greece, the UK, the US, Australia, Sweden, Turkey and Croatia. He has presented his work in literary festivals in Greece, Croatia and the UK. He has translated contemporary British and American poets into Greek and Aristophanes into English. He has published critical work on contemporary poetry, digital literature and autobiographical discourse in academic volumes in Greece and the UK. He is a member of the editorial board of the Greek literary magazine [φρμκ] and has acted as associate editor for Litmus. His forthcoming collection called Theory of the Machine will be published in the second half of 2016. He currently lives in Athens.

Rosy Carrick

Anne Boyer

Tom Bamford

Tom Bamford is based in London and studies at the University of Sussex. His recent poetry has appeared in Zarf and The Literateur and his pamphlet Cryptozoology is available from Veer Books.



We were unable to secure a wheelchair-accessible venue for the Sussex Poetry Festival this year (2016). We are aware that this is an ongoing problem and are actively seeking to rectify it for future years. We welcome suggestions of accessible (and budget-friendly) venues in town.


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