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UPDATED 2 December 2016

Since 2007, Poetrywivenhoe has presented readings by established poets and, as well, the popular ‘Out of the Hat’ Open Mic session, on the fourth Thursday of each month.
(BUT our NEXT event will be on 8 December, which is the second Thursday of the month! It’s a pre-Christmas special date …)

Poetrywivenhoe is an open event, you don’t need club membership, just pay at the door.
Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe.


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is on the SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH and will be a pre-Christmas Out of the Hat poetryfest! There will be refreshments and a raffle. And of course a BAR.
Everyone is encouraged to bring along their favourite poems, or their own poems, to share. There will also be readings from some of our recent workshop participants.
7.30 for 8.00pm at the Royal British Legion.


Our friend and colleague Rebecca Goss has asked us to let you know about her forthcoming course in Hadleigh in the New Year:
Writing Poetry – a new course
For details see our WORKSHOPS PAGE



The launch of Ornith-ology – on 29 November was a great success! Our Editor Tim Cunningham read his own poems, and then introduced the anthology, followed by poets reading their poems from the collection.
Read a review of the book on London Grip at:


(and see our Reviews page)


The Poetrywivenhoe Team says farewell to Archie Duncan and Roger Caldwell with thanks for all their input and contributions, and bids a hearty hello to our good friend M W Bewick

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The resurgent poetry festival “Poetry in Aldeburgh 2016” has been a resounding success, and Poetrywivenhoe‘s event at the Peter Pears Gallery on the Sunday morning, when we showcased our Powiv publications, was so good. A big thank you to all poets who took part.

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(see our Poems page for details)

Pam Job has won, for the second time, the Crabbe Memorial Competition 2016 and had a second poem commended. Congratulations, Pam.

PLUS Pam’s poem ‘Towards Silence’ is one of ten commended poems in this year’s Poetry Society Stanza Poetry Competition (they received 466 poems from 285 poets across the Stanzas, on the theme of ‘silence’, so it’s no mean feat to be Commended).

Pam Job and Peter Ulric Kennedy both have poems in the Autumn number of London Grip New Poetry – see: http://londongrip.co.uk/2016/09/london-grip-new-poetry-autumn-2016/

Peter has a poem in Ground – see: http://www.ground.org.uk/poems/new/sunday-morning-peter-ulric-kennedy/

Bryan Thomas has won First Prize in the Friends of Lowestoft Library Creative Writing Competition 2016.

Eliza Kentridge has won (jointly with Nkosinathi Sithole) the prestigious UJ Debut Prize.

The launch of Anne Boileau’s new novel Katharina Luther at Red Lion Books, Colchester, went very well. Anne had had a whole page about her novel in the October 3-9 2016 number of The Big Issue (p32).


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