The 35th King’s Lynn Poetry Festival will be held later this month.

King’s Lynn Poetry Festival returns this month with a variety of guest appearances.

Part of the town’s Literature Festivals, the event will take place from Friday to Sunday, September 27 to 29 at the town hall.

This year’s guests include Elisabeth Sennitt Clough,  Jo Shapcott, Matthew Caley, Helen Ivory, John Greening, Sue Burge, Nick Drake, Kit Fan, Tim Liardet, Adam Feinstein, Mary Noonan and John Lucas.

The festival launches on the Friday at 7.30pm with Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Matthew Caley and Helen Ivory.

Elisabeth Sennitt Clough is an award-winning poet, magazine editor and creative writing tutor.

Jo Shapcott is president of the Poetry Society and considered one of Britain’s leading poets while Matthew Caley’s work has featured in many anthologies and Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist.

Sue Burge writes and teaches courses on film, Nick Drake is a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, poet and librettist.

Kit Fan is a poet and fiction writer and Tim Liardet has produced 11 collections of poetry and is a winner of an Arts Council England writers’ award.

Adam Feinstein is an acclaimed British author, poet, translator and journalist. He is also a film critic and autism researcher.

Mary Noonan is an Irish poet and university lecturer. John Lucas is professor emeritus at the universities of Loughborough and Nottingham Trent. He is also a poet, novelist and critic.

The final performance will be at 3pm on Sunday in an event which remembers the work of the late Irish poet Matthew Sweeney, who died last August.

Admission to the events will be £8.50 for adults either in advance or on the door. Booking in advance has been recommended for the popular Friday and Saturday nights. 

An all-weekend pass is also available at £37.50. The price for students will be £1 per event or £5 for a weekend pass.

For more information and details of how to book, see the website: or call Anthony Ellis at Hawkins Ryan solicitors in Lynn on 01553 691661.

The Literature Festivals are held twice a year. In March the emphasis is on fiction and in September it is poetry.