The Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival burst forth like water from a chalybeate spring in June 2018. Combining a wide variety of reading events and workshops from local and not-so-local writers, the event proved popular with poets and public alike.

Originally conceived and ministered by Sarah Miles of Paperswans Press the baton was passed to the current committee in 2020, only for their plans to be scuppered by Covid-19 and the lockdown restrictions arising from it.

While the ongoing crisis demands we proceed with caution we remain optimistic that 2021 will see us rise phoenix-like from the ashes with a festival of events that will set the stage for many years to come. Welcome aboard. Again!

Covid Safety: The Festival offers a mixture of online and face-to-face events. We will work with our venues to ensure that all government guidelines are followed.