This year’s festival will take place between Friday 30th August & Sunday 1st September 2019
What We Do
Wise Words reawakens a sense of wonder and encourages people to be curious. We are an arts organisation that works through poetry and storytelling, inviting people to see the world from a different perspective and to take time to pause. Our work is unexpected, intimate and connects strongly with the outdoors, engaging the widest possible audience.
Our hope is for a society within which people are engaged, caring & live their lives with purpose. We see poetry as more than entertainment. We believe in its ability to act as an agent for change: reaching across difference, inspiring a sense of social responsibility, bearing witness to the diversity and complexity of human experience and helping us to imagine a better world.
Programmes of Work
- Supporting and mentoring local emerging artists through our Rough Cut Collective
- Poetry for wellbeing workshops
- The Wise Words Festival
Wise Words Festival
An annual festival taking place each spring
Our Rough Cut Collective, workshops & masterclasses
Lemn Sissay - Canterbury's Poet Laureate 2017-2020
Facilitated by poetry therapist Victoria Field
“Wise Words has its heart in the stars and its feet firmly on the ground” Lemn Sissay OBE