Calendar of Literary Events around Cornwall May to October 2014

(with thanks to Helen and Angel at Piccolina for compiling these events – please leave a comment if you would like your event added to this calendar)


10-17:                         Fowey Festival of Words and Music:

10-17 tbc:                  St Ives Literature Festival

23-26:                        Bude & Stratton Folk Festival:

23-1 June:                Fal River Festival:

30-1 June:            Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival:

                                 Poets include Gillian Clarke, Philip Gross, Mimi Khalvati, Rebecca O’Connor,                                              Menna Elfyn and Louis de Bernieres

Book through 01579 362382 or visit the website above.

E-mail David Woolley:



13-15:                         Charles Causley Festival, Launceston:

                                    poets include Carol Ann Duffy, John Greening, Alyson Hallett, Andy Brown,                                                Victoria Field, Kathryn Simmonds


13-15:                    Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival:

28:                        Golowan Festival:

28-29:                        cornwall contemporary poetry festival at The Old Chapel, Calstock:                                       

                        includes Imtiaz Dharker, Kei Miller, David Morley, Greta Stoddart, Katrina Naomi                         as well as Penelope Shuttle, Alyson Hallett and Moira Andrew



4-19                        Lafrowda Festival, Penzance:

16-20                        PZ LitFest:

24-27:                        Port Eliot Festival: tickets now on sale at


29-8 August:            St Endellion Summer Music Festival:



22-25:                        Cornwall Folk Festival:

23-31:                        Drawn to the Valley – Artists of the Tamar Valley:

26-29:                        Bude Jazz:



6                                  Gorsedh Kernow at Torpoint:

(14-18, 2013)            St Ives September Festival:


OCTOBER 16-20:    Lowender Peran Festival:

24-26                        N. Cornwall Book Festival:


NOV-JAN            IKP and discuss T S Eliot Prize shortlist


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