A Way with Words

Join Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, find out about British Sign Language and Global Englishes, and take part in a creative writing workshop.

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View our packed programme of over 200 events.

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Find an event that's right for you from our 16 broad themes.

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Focus Days

Several days during the Festival are focussed on individual topics.

Festival Focus Days

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Make the most of your visit with our guide to venues, travel and more.

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