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There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

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Kayo Chingonyi & Friends

Friday 18 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Kayo Chingonyi is one of the most exciting new voices in UK poetry. His debut collection Kumukanda is a powerful, hilarious exploration of race and masculinity which kicks hard against easy notions of identity. Host of wordy wonders in London like The...
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Poets Laureate: I Wandered Lonely as a Crowd

Brilliant Contemporary Poets

Saturday 19 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm

What does it mean to be a poet and represent a collective voice? Luke Wright guides us through 350 topical years of Poets Laureate – from Dryden to Duffy – as four brilliant contemporary poets perform their work and make a bid for a Laureateship of...

Kayo Chingonyi & Adam O'Riordan

Elegant and Essential Poetry

Saturday 19 August 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Two of the most intoxicating and exciting voices in British poetry come together to present new collections that capture the beauty, wonder and folly of life. Kumukanda is the long-awaited first full-length collection by poet Kayo Chingonyi. A Herring...

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