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World Poetry Day - Poetry Performance

World Poetry Day - Poetry Performance

Thursday 21st March 2024
18:30 - 20:00

£2.50 per person


Ashford Library

Thursday 21st March 2025


Join us on World Poetry Day for a special poetry performance, as local Kent poets share their work with an intimate audience at the library.  Our fantastic guest poets are: Jessica Taggart Rose, Rosie Johnston, Maggie Harris and Christopher Horton.

Biographies for the guest poets:

Jessica Taggart Rose is a writer and editor fascinated by human nature, the nature of time and our interactions with the natural world. She has poems published in the Letters to the Earth, Storm Chasers and 'New Contexts' anthologies, Confluence Magazine, Full House and Three Drops from a Cauldron. A founding member of Poets for the Planet, she lives in Margate where she helps to run the Margate Bookie Lit Festival and Margate Poetry Stanza

Rosie Johnston has read her poetry at various literary festivals, most recently Faversham, at In-Words events in Greenwich, Winchester’s Loose Muse, the Linen Hall Library and Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast, and Vigo and Glasgow Universities. Her fifth collection 'Safe Ground' should be out later this year or early 2025.

Maggie Harris was born in Guyana and has lived in Kent since 1972. A poet, prose writer and memoirist, awards include Kent's Outstanding Adult Learner, The Guyana Prize, Commonwealth Short Story Prize and The Wales Poetry Award. Her poem 'Canterbury' is displayed in the city's Westgate Garden, and the BBC-commissioned her poem for Kent, 'Lit by Fire', about the North Foreland Lighthouse.

Christopher Horton was a prize winner in the National Poetry Competition and the Bridport Prize and won first prize in the South Downs Poetry Festival Competition in 2020. His pamphlet, Perfect Timing, was released by Tall-Lighthouse Press in 2021.

The event is suitable for adults and young adults