About Us

WEBSITE UPDATED 22 MAY 2019

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… our NEXT EVENT is on Thursday 23 May

SEE THE EVENTS PAGE FOR OUR PROGRAMME

WHAT WE DO: On the fourth Thursday of each month (EXCEPT AUGUST and DECEMBER) Poetrywivenhoe presents established poets and local readers; together with the popular ‘Out of the Hat’ Open Mic session,

You don’t need club membership, just pay £5 (students £3) at the door.
Venue: Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe.
Time: 7.30 for 8.00pm

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WHITHER POETRYWIVENHOE?
The future

Our programme is in place up to July (see Events page): after that we envisage having planned readings by small numbers of local poets, with printed handouts, and group discussion. If this proves to be a success, that will become the pattern for events from September onwards. We may well continue to have an Open Mic slot – our popular ‘Out of the Hat’. Let’s see how it goes – I’m not dismissing the possibility of still hosting the occasional visitor.

We hope you will support this new initiative.

::Peter Kennedy

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Helen Burke R.I.P.
Many of you will remember that we had hoped to have Helen Burke from York as a guest reader last December, but then unfortunately she broke her leg, and was unable to make the journey.
After the broken leg her health deteriorated. I had not appreciated how ill she was becoming, and now I have heard the sad news that she has died on 20 April 2019.
Helen was a proper character who leaves a glorious legacy of poems. Her death means a real loss to the poetry world.

::Peter Kennedy

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(FOR EVENTS PROGRAMME SEE THE EVENTS PAGE)

(excuse the bits and bobs that follow below – they are merely archived material ::PK)

ALSO SEE OUR UPDATED ‘CONFLICT’ PAGE
with the new report by Pam Job and Judith Wolton:
‘From Conflict to Reconciliation’ the four year poetry project to commemorate the centenary of WW1.

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