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Poetry Parnassus

  • Royal Festival Hall (map)

Poetry Parnassus was the largest gathering of international poets in world history. 140 poets, spoken word artists, praise singers, rappers and storytellers performed their work in more than 50 languages over a packed week of events from 26th June to 1st July 2012, in celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

29th June, 10.30am: ‘Round Table’, intimate reading with Jo Shapcott

29th June, 7pm: ‘Continental Shift’ with Shapcott, Heaney & Soyinka

1st July: Creative writing workshop with Jo Shapcott