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Books that made me a poet @ Redland Library

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


On Tuesday 26th March, the Friends of Redland Library are holding the second in their series of “Books that made me a …” events. 

This event is part of the Bristol Poetry Festival’s wider programme and is entitled – “Books that made me a Poet”.  Local poets talk about the books that have influenced their life journey.

The venue is Redland Library and the event starts at 7pm, with doors opening at 6:45pm.  Admission is £3 ( pay at the door )

Our panel comprises:

  • Fiona Hamilton ( Poet and Writer)
  • Deborah Harvey ( Bristol-born Poet and Novelist )
  • Tom Sastry ( 2019 Bristol Poetry Festival Laureate )
  • William Wootten ( Lecturer in Poetry and Creative Writing, University of Bristol )
  • Callum Wensley ( Poet )


Bristol has a vibrant poetry scene with

  • its own Poetry Festival – running from 20th to 24th March
  • its own City Poet
  • regular poetry events arranged by Hammer & Tongue, Raise The Bar, Milk Poetry and others
  • a number of venues hosting regular poetry events, including The Crofters Rights, Arnolfini, Watershed
  • the Bristol Poetry Institute being based at the University of Bristol
  • a number of active publishers of poetry –  including Burning Eye Books and Small Press
  • nationally recognized poets coming from Bristol



The event is being organised by The Friends of Redland Library.  We are a voluntary group set up to support Redland Library, helping to sustain and improve its service, and also connecting it with the local and wider community.   Redland Library is situated on Whiteladies Road, close to Clifton Down train station.


Full details of this and future events can be found on our website https://FriendsOfRedlandLibrary.org.uk



March 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm