Ripon City of Sanctuary worked with the organisers of the inaugural Ripon Poetry Festival (part of Ripon International Festival), which took place over 3 days in October 2017, to include an event entitled ‘Poetry and Sanctuary’ as part of the festival programme. This was a very well-attended and, unsurprisingly, moving event.
Readings from 2 Syrian poets
We invited 2 Syrian poets to come and read at the event. These were Amir Darwish (based in London) and Alaa Saloum (based in Edinburgh).