Please share your experiences of performing or reading at festivals and events with us here.

We are trying to build a comprehensive picture of the industry in order to develop a set of best practice guidelines for poets and event organisers, leading to fairer negotiations in future and a better understanding of the value of poets’ work and time.

The survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete. If you are interested in finding out more about the SoA Poetry and Spoken Word Group, please visit our website at

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Use the code POET1512 to receive 15 months’ membership for the price of a year.