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UPDATED 25 FEBRUARY 2017

Poetrywivenhoe, established 2007, presents readings by established poets and by local readers; and as well the popular ‘Out of the Hat’ Open Mic session, when budding poets have the chance to air their skills, on the fourth Thursday of each month.

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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Last Thursday 23 Feb, Elvis McGonagall was TOTALLY brilliant, and Mike Harwood was in there with very strong support. Bet you’re sorry you missed them, particularly if it was Storm Doris that kept you away …

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Poetrywivenhoe: a 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Date / venue / guest reader / support reader

Mar 23 RBL 10th anniv. Maura Dooley; Alex Toms

Apr 27 RBL Katrina Naomi; Pam Job

May 25 RBL Martin Figura / Helen Ivory; M S Bewick

June 22 RBL Luke Wright –

July 27 RBL Out of the Hat –

August – – –

Sept 28 RBL ESSEX POETRY FESTIVAL

Oct 26 RBL Jack Underwood; TBA

Nov 23 RBL Ian Griffiths; TBA

Dec 14 RBL Out of the Hat

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SOME NEWS OF RECENT SUCCESSES
(see our Poems page for details)

Peter Ulric Kennedy had his poem After the Fall published as a “poem for europe” in the New European on 20 January 2017.

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.

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

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