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Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
21st - 23rd October 2022
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall
The blood jet is poetry, / There is no stopping it.
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Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
21st - 23rd October 2022
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall
The blood jet is poetry, / There is no stopping it.
Director’s Sign Off

Director’s Sign Off

The first thing to say is a massive THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who bought tickets for the festival and came with their passion, love and enthusiasm for Sylvia Plath and poetry, writing and ideas. Without you, there would have been no festival to speak of. The next big THANK YOU goes to… Read more

Adapting Plath: Bringing Plath to the Radio

Adapting Plath: Bringing Plath to the Radio

For Sylvia Plath’s 90th birthday, audio production company Almost Tangible worked with the BBC to create an immersive sonic journey through poems from ‘Ariel’ and ‘Winter Trees.’ The programme’s director Saskia Black will be at #PlathFest discussing the project, and here shares with us her motivations behind creating it.  During research for the programme, I… Read more

Ear Read This: Podcasting on Plath

Ear Read This: Podcasting on Plath

There’s nothing like diving into a new podcast – and of course, here at #PlathFest, we love listening to well-researched, thought-provoking episodes about Sylvia Plath’s work and life. That’s why we’re delighted that the wonderful Ash Caton of the ‘Ear Read This’ series will be our in-house festival podcaster! ‘Ear Read This’ is an Edinburgh-based… Read more

Plath’s Victory: On her Heptonstall Gravesite

Plath’s Victory: On her Heptonstall Gravesite

Sylvia Plath’s grave is a charged site: a focal point for grief, tribute, anger. For our latest blog post, writer Michael Crowley shares his perspective on the gravesite as a Heptonstall resident. We ask all festival-goers to respect the site during your visit; for more information please read our Graveyard Protocols.   Writers’ graves are… Read more

Mirroring Sylvia: My Journey to PlathFest

Mirroring Sylvia: My Journey to PlathFest

Our festival blogger, Katie Ailes, introduces herself through her relationship with Sylvia Plath.     I am sweltering on the deck of my parents’ house in suburban Philadelphia, sweat dripping from my back onto the wooden slats beneath me. Heavy roses nod against the white picket fence. I’ve traveled home for the summer, resting from… Read more

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