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Ledbury Poetry Salons – Open Mic and Featured Poet
The Panelled Room in The Master’s House, Ledbury

Tuesday 6 December, 7pm – 9pm with Featured poet Christopher Meredith

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Christopher Meredith is the award-winning author of four novels and three collections of poetry and also translates Welsh to English. The Meaning of Flight, was long-listed for Wales Book of the Year in 2005. His most recent novel is The Book of Idiots. He has given readings all over Britain and Europe as well as in Israel/Palestine and the USA. Born and brought up in Tredegar, Christopher Meredith was a steelworker and a schoolteacher before becoming a professor of creative writing. He lives in Brecon. Christopher Meredith’s latest poetry collection is Air Histories, published by Seren in 2013.

If you missed any of the Ledbury Poetry Salons with poets including Philip Gross, Maitreyabandhu, Deborah Alma, Damian Walford Davies, Carrie Etter, Adam Horovitz, Myra Connell, David Clarke, or want to hear then again, there are podcasts available.

Photos from The 2016 Festival


Recordings 2016

Many of the Ledbury Poetry Festival events are recorded and made available on this website. Over 30 of the 2016 events are now available to listen to or download through the link below.

Festival Podcasts 2016

Ledbury Poetry Salons 

 Listen to previous Poetry Salons with Philip Gross, Deborah Alma, Cliff Yates, Yvonne Green, David Clarke, Myra Connell, Maitreyabandhu, Carrie Etter, Damian Walford Davies and Adam Horovitz.

Poetry Salon Podcasts

Poetica Botanica – poetry inspired by medicinal herbs

Ledbury Poetry Festival and Hellens Garden Festival seek poems inspired by the plants in Hellens Manor Physic Garden.  Some of these were recorded during the 2016 Lebury Poetry Festival and these recordings can now be heard on the Poetica Botanica page.

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Arts Council England Versopolis Elmley Foundation
The Pennington-Mellor-Munthe
Charity Trust