About Us

poetrywivenhoe was established in 2007. We have monthly readings by established poets, and we attract 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).

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Local Poetry Roundup

March 3rd, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Just picked this one up on Facebook:

“Retweeted Rosie Sandler (@RosieSandler): Great night at PoetryWivenhoe last night. Fantastic readings by @MWBewick and @GreeningPoet. Thanks to all involved!”
– indeed thanks to both Rosie and Alex for this, we say.


Kim Moore, friend and past guest reader at poetrywivenhoe, has produced her first full-length collection The Art of Falling which will be published by Seren at the end of April. There is a bit about it on the Seren blog here https://serenbooks.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/a-look-at-the-year-ahead/

Friend and past guest reader at poetrywivenhoe Mike Barlow has written to let us know about his new venture into pamphlet publishing. He started Wayleave Press in 2014 as an independent venture publishing half a dozen poetry pamphlets a year, “small distinctive collections in an attractive format”. His website is now up and running if you want to investigate… www.wayleavepress.co.uk

Chris Waters … has a new collection, title Through a Glass, Lately. (Copies available at £7.00 + £1.50 pp from Chris at 5 Hempstone Park Barns, Little Hempstone, Totnes TQ9 6LP)

Bryan Thomas …. has published his pamphlet ‘Lighthouse: A First Collection of Poems’.

Pete Langley …. has a poem in Orbis (see Poems page).

Rosie Sandler …. has had her second short story published in ‘Take a Break’s Fiction Feast’.

Friend and mentor Kate Foley …. has won first prize in the 2014 Second Light Poetry Competition in the Long Poem category.

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Next Event

Poet Martin Malone together with Suffolk poet Cariline Gill

March 26th, 2015 | Leave a Comment

7.30pm FOR 8.00pm Thursday 26 March at the Royal British Legion, Wivenhoe Quay – entry £5 / £3 at the door. (BAR and OPEN MIC slot as usual)

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