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25 March 2017

National Poetry Day 2016

6 October 2016

National Poetry Day, the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical, takes place this year on Thursday 6 October 2016.

It is an initiative of the Forward Arts Foundation, a charity that celebrates excellence in poetry and widens its audience. It brings together leading poetry, literacy and literary organisations around a shared purpose: promoting the enjoyment, discovery and sharing of poetry.

For more information, see the Forward Foundation website.

For events in Scotland and to see how the Scottish Poetry Library is celebrating the day, see the SPL website.