The University of Worcester has organised a series of free poetry events at The Hive.

Worcestershire residents can join accomplished poets and fresh talent at these events, featuring budding graduates of the University.

Starting Wednesday, November 15 at 6.30pm, award-winning poet Liz Berry will discuss The Home Child, her latest novel in verse.



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Attendees can expect an excerpt reading from the book, a Q&A session, and some exclusive writing exercises.

Berry’s notable awards include the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and Forward Prizes.

The library experience won't be complete without your pen and paper, advised to be brought along.

Renowned poet and raconteur, Luke Wright will perform on Wednesday, November 29 from 6.30pm.

He brings his Silver Jubilee touring show alive with his unique blend of poetry and humour, tackling nostalgia, politics, and masculinity.

Electrifying the stage for twenty five years, Wright has supported legendary poet John Cooper Clarke on tours and received four Saboteur Awards.

Finally on December 6 at 6.30pm, Poetry on Fire! takes center stage.

This special event showcases recently graduated poets from the university’s creative writing course.

Six talented alumni poets will read their works encompassing topics such as hip-hop, social history, and Greek mythology among others.

Event organiser Ruth Stacey, who is also a lecturer in creative writing at the university outlined: "This is a good opportunity for people in the City to hear some of the most successful poets in the country, while getting a taste of the future talent coming through our creative writing course.

"We are always keen to open up learning opportunities to the public as well as our students.

"The fact that we’re able to offer sessions with some very well-known faces in the industry completely free, compared to the cost of attending a literary festival to see them in action, is also fantastic.”

Note, though free, tickets have to be booked in advance.

For booking, visit the venue’s website and choose the 'Author Talks' section.

For queries regarding University of Worcester courses, call 01905 855111 or email