About Us


poetrywivenhoe was established in 2007. Each month we have readings by established poets, as well as highly accomplished contributions at the popular ‘Out of the Hat’ Open Mic session .

poetrywivenhoe is an open event, you don’t need club membership, just pay at the door (venue: Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe).
poetrywivenhoe is a regular feature in the Essex Poetry Festival (see link).
And we arrange occasional poetry workshops

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Poetry success

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Local architect and poet Bryan Thomas, a regular supporter of poetrywivenhoe and well loved for his readings at ‘Out of the Hat’ has been awarded First Prize in the ‘The only way is Essex’ category of the Age UK Essex Writers Poetry and Prose Competition 2015 for his remarkable poem Maritime 1935-75. Well done Bryan.

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Steve Pottinger and Sylvia Sellers

May 28th, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Steve Pottinger has gigged the length and breadth of the country, in pubs and clubs, and at festivals. He is one of the most powerful and sincere voices in the political poetry arena, but he’s also capable of delivering moments of lyrical beauty… You can find more of his work – and information about his […]

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