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NEW WORKSHOP NEXT MONTH! SOME PLACES STILL AVAILABLE … (Go to our Workshop page for details of the forthcoming Emily Dickinson Workshop – she should make a fascinating study!)

NB it’s also time for you to reserve your tickets for Martin Newell and the Hosepipe Band on 14 December. Phone Jeannie Coverley 07708 020842.

It has been Poetrywivenhoe’s 10th birthday this year. We had a really good evening of readings on 28 September, NATIONAL POETRY DAY, helped along in celebratory mood with a complementary glass of prosecco on arrival. Thank you to our special guest the redoubtable Mervyn Linford, and thanks too to our twelve brilliant Freedom poets who read their poems from our new collection. Grateful thanks as always to our various helpers, in particular to Jeannie on the door, and Pat behind the bar.

The poems in our Freedom Poems collection had been expertly judged by Alex Toms and Nancy Hughes, and the book was beautifully put together by Martin Bewick. It is available (£6.00) from the Wivenhoe Bookshop.

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WHAT WE DO: On the fourth Thursday of each month (except August) 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 at the door.
Venue: Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe.


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Updated on 16 October 2017

COMING NEXT ON THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER: this will be a really entertaining evening: we welcome to Poetrywivenhoe the amazing and erudite Dr Jack Underwood, aided and abetted by our own David Winfield … PLUS you will have a chance to purchase your tickets for Martin Newell and the Hosepipe Band (14 December) from Jeannie on the door.

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Poetrywivenhoe: current CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thur 26 Oct Jack Underwood + David Winfield

Sat 18 Nov Emily Dickinson Workshop

Thur 23 Nov Ian Griffiths + Carole Webster

Tues 28 Nov A Quiet Passion (with Moving Image)

Thur 14 Dec Martin Newell & Hosepipe Band (ticketed event)


Thur 22 Feb Eliza Kentridge + TBA

Thur 8 Mar ?? Robbie and Ella (International Women’s Day)

Thur 22 Mar Penny Shuttle & John Greening

Sat 07 April Workshop with Myra Schneider

Thur 26 April Rebecca Watts

Thur 24 May Chrys Salt


Have a look at our Reviews page for SOME LONDON GRIP REVIEWS


Congratulations to our Poetrywivenhoe colleagues who have each had a Poem for Europe published in The New European: Peter Kennedy in the January 20-26 number, Alex Toms in June 23-29, and Tim Cunningham in August 10-16. What a splendid trio!

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