Things to Do

Things to Do

There are poetry readings, performances and workshops galore taking place on National Poetry Day and in the weeks following, find details on our events map.

And why not set up a poetry event of your own? There’s never been a better time to do it.

Our Poetry Toolkit is full of practical suggestions for bookshops and book groups wanting to get more involved this year. We’ve also got advice on running a Poetry Karaoke session from Gyles Brandreth and the Scottish Poetry Library. Everyone is welcome at Poetry Karaoke, events where people can simply share the poems that mean most to them, and discover new ones too.

We’re grateful to poet and artist Sophie Herxheimer for creating these glorious Poetry Social posters – great to print out and share at events.

We hope you enjoy National Poetry Day, and would love to hear about your plans. You can tell us by emailing or by sharing activity on social media using #NationalPoetryDay.