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UPDATED 16 JULY 2018

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Let’s start right away with some details for our next Poetrywivenhoe event at the RBL on 26 July, our Desert Island Poems evening.

º We invite everybody to bring poems – either your own or other people’s.
º Names go into the Hat, to be drawn at random.
º If your name is drawn, you will have 4 minutes to read – e.g. one 4-minute poem or two short ones, or even three tiddlers. Time yourself in advance.
º Use the mic.
º A hand will be raised if you run over time.
º If the Hat becomes empty, there will be Hat No.2 for more of your entries.

There may be a general Q&A session at the end.
PLUS a Bargain Basement sale of old poetry books and magazines.

We hope it will be a really enjoyable evening prior to our summer break in August.

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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 at the door.
Venue: Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe.
Time: 7.30 for 8.00pm

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HERE ARE SOME BITS OF NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR YOU:

(We are experimenting with a new Blog page – q.v.)

*  On Thursday 27 September (RBL, 7.30 for 8.00pm), our guest reader will be the hugely respected poet Michael Bartholomew-Biggs. This is the opening event of the Essex Poetry Festival, and it will include the “soft launch” of the new publication Without Walls with readings from some of our local contributors.

Without Walls is the anthology of new poetry in aid of Colchester’s homeless compiled by Alice Goss; with poems contributed by members of both Poetrywivenhoe and Colchester Mosaic.  The “soft launch” is at RBL on 27 September, and the “big launch” will be at Colchester Arts Centre on Sunday 14 October – more about that in due course.  
We still need to raise more funds, to help in getting the book published in time.
All book proceeds will go to various homeless organisations in Colchester including: Emmaus, St. Peter’s Guest House Project, Colchester Rough Sleepers Group (bus conversion project), Night Shelter and the Food Bank.

For direct donations use this Lloyds Bank account:
Sort Code: 30-98-90
Account Number: 16449668
IBAN: GB45LOYD30989016449668
BIC: LOYDGB21592

Thank you.

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Poetrywivenhoe: here’s our current CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thur 26 July Desert Island Poems (see Home page for details) AND a Bargain Basement sale of poetry magazines and books, and perhaps a Poetrywivenhoe Q&A …
Thur 27 Sept guest reader Michael Bartholomew-Biggs AND our soft launch of Without Walls – (opening event of Essex Poetry Festival)
Sat 13 Oct Poetry Workshop at The Nottage Institute with Derek Adams: Using Cinematic Techniques to Improve your Poetry (details later) ….
Thur 25 Oct Emily Hasler
Thur 29 Nov Susan Richardson
Thur 13 Dec Helen Burke
Thur 24 Jan 2019 Luke Wright (ticketed event)

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