What's On

Below are listed the events in the Winchester Poetry Festival with details of times and venues. Tickets are available in person or by telephone (01962 873603) from the Winchester Discovery Centre Box Office. You can also book online by clicking on the title links below.


Some events are free but you do need to book tickets as spaces are limited.

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Monday 12 October

F T Prince Lecture

6.00pm - 7.00pm

We: The Power of Art in Conversation with Community


Layli Long Soldier gives the eighth annual F.T. Prince Memorial Lecture, co-hosted with the English Department at the University of Southampton.


Native American poet Layli Long Soldier is the author of Whereas (Graywolf Press, 2017), which won the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and was short-listed for the National Book Award. Long Soldier has received a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and a Whiting Writers’ Award.


The lecture is named after one of Hampshire’s most significant twentieth-century writers, the South African born poet F.T. Prince, and celebrates contemporary poetry through readings, talks, and performances.

Tickets are free but must be booked as places are limited


University of Southampton

Avenue Campus


8.00pm - 9.00pm

Entropics is an experimental writing series, dedicated to introducing audiences to innovative and radical literature. Events are hosted by the Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing at the University of Southampton and take place in John Hansard Gallery. Winchester Poetry Festival is partnering with Entropics to host an evening with the poet, critic, academic and public intellectual Sandeep Parmar.


Sandeep Parmar is Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool where she co-directs Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing. Two books of her own poetry are published by Shearsman: The Marble Orchard and Eidolon, winner of the Ledbury Forte Prize for Best Second Collection. She also edited the Selected Poems of Nancy Cunard (Carcanet, 2016). She is a BBC New Generation Thinker and co-founder of the Ledbury Poetry Critics scheme for BAME reviewers.


Tickets are free but must be booked as places are limited


John Hansard Gallery, Southampton


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