Calling all poets and spoken word artists…

January 2, 2014

Calling all poets, wordsmiths, lyricists, spoken word artists, raconteurs, story tellers, stand-up poets and slam champs…

2014 is flexing its lungs in anticipation of a breath-taking year, and we at Poetry&Words are once again ready to open the floodgates to all you wonderful talented poetry types. 

If you want to perform your work on Glastonbury Festival’s poetry stage, then this is your chance. We’re looking for applications from experienced writers and performers with something awesome to offer the audience of the world’s biggest greenfield arts festival.

If you think that could be you, then please e-mail with some words about yourself and 1-3 video and/or audio files of you performing your work. We’re happy to receive either attachments (of a manageable size!) or web links. We can also provide a snail mail address if you’d rather do things the old fashioned way!

We do pay a fee, but this is only small, and overseas poets in particular should note that we are unable to provide travel expenses. Guest tickets are also beyond our power, but booked poets will receive a ticket for themselves as well as a camping pitch backstage of the Poetry&Words tent. This year’s festival runs from Wednesday 25th-Sunday 29th June.

Applications close at midnight on Saturday 7th March 2014.

Applications received (by post or e-mail) after this date will not be accepted.

Please note that we receive a high volume of applications and are therefore unable to reply to individual e-mails. Successful artists should hear back from us as by two months after the deadline.

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