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UPDATED 14 FEBRUARY 2018

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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.

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Poetrywivenhoe’s 10th anniversary publication of Freedom Poems is available (£6.00) from the Wivenhoe Bookshop: wiven.book@zetnet.co.uk.

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Eliza and Joan
A South African duo …
Coming to Poetrywivenhoe on 22 February 2018

Eliza Kentridge was born in South Africa in 1962. She moved to England in 1988, settling in Wivenhoe in 1990. She is an artist and a writer. Her poems are about her family, her youth in South Africa and her adulthood in England, memory and everyday life.

Also born in South Africa, Joan Meterlerkamp lived there until her move mid 2016 with her husband to Exeter. Her ninth book of poems will be published by Modjaji Books, a feminist press in Cape Town, later this year. She has edited poetry books for Modjaji (this is how she met Eliza) and for five years edited New Coin, a journal of South African poetry published by the Institute for the Study of English in Africa at Rhodes University. She was also a tutor for the Master’s in Creative Writing run through this institute.

At: Royal British Legion, Wivenhoe Quay
On: Thursday 22 February
Time: 7.30 for 8.00pm start
Pay at the door: £5.00 (students £3.00)

Poetrywivenhoe: here’s our current CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thur 22 Feb Eliza Kentridge & Joan Meterlerkamp

Thur 22 Mar John Greening

Sat 07 April Workshop with Myra Schneider on THE POTENCY OF PLACE – booking now: details have been sent by mailshot. If we do not have your email address you can register (see box at top of this page).

Thur 26 April Rebecca Watts

Thur 24 May Chrys Salt

Thur 28 June: Mosaic with ‘Stone’s Throw’ Ekphrasis presentation …

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See our most recent poetry review, this time of Graham Meade‘s new collection The Year of the Crab, on our Reviews page.

Congratulations to our Poetrywivenhoe colleagues who have each had a ‘poem for europe’ published in The New European: Tim Cunningham twice, Peter Kennedy twice, and Alex Toms. What a splendid trio!

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