Graham Fawcett Poetry Events

Experience poetry differently

Graham Fawcett

talks about poetry and leads poetry reading retreats and literary walks. Venues include bookshops, art galleries, literary festivals, village halls, and inspirational old houses in the UK, Italy, Spain and the U.S.


Times change, and the skylines with them, but many buildings where the great poets lived, worked, and met each other are still standing. Graham’s walks match these places to the poems written and read there by the poets whose thresholds they were.


Graham calls his talks about poetry ‘lecture-performances-with-readings’. He wants to give audiences a fresh experience which will feel more like listening to a live radio programme than to a lecture.


Graham’s retreats are in beautiful locations which offer the best possible opportunities for living full-time with poetry on the page and read aloud, space for reflection, and plenty of fresh air, good food, and as much company as you may want.


Here's what others have said after taking part in one of Graham's events

"Graham Fawcett is very good indeed. He has a marvellous knack of opening up a poet's life and instantly taking you on a colourful voyage through their life and work. Very illuminating”.
James Crowden
After West Bay's Neruda Night
"You gave Chaucer to us not only with a huge breadth of knowledge but managed to present the entire subject as a great romp through the Middle Ages"
Caroline Vero
"Your talk last Monday to the Wye Arts Association, was unlike any other. Your lyrical presentation, illustrating through poets and poetry the heart and meaning of your talk, was uplifting, stimulating and challenging. It was received differently by each of us attending, depending on how we have experienced the depths of poetry, but, nevertheless, greatly appreciated by all".
Wye Arts Association, Kent

Top photo: Graham teaching a group in Rome; courtesy of Sarah Glazer
Walks: Russell Square, London
Talks: Sutton House (NT), London
Retreats: Othona, West Dorset