We shall post FUTURE EVENTS on this new page as well as matters of interest, sometimes about poetry, sometimes more general – for which scroll down.



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Thur 28 Feb: Grevel Lindop and Karen Dennison …..

Grevel Lindop was born in Liverpool and now lives in Manchester. He has been associated with Carcanet Press since its founding, and Carcanet have published seven collections of his poems, most recently Luna Park, as well as his Selected Poems. His travel book about dance in Latin America, Travels on the Dancefloor, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week and nominated as Best Travel Book 2009; he has also written an award-winning Literary Guide to the Lake District and two biographies, most recently Charles Williams: The Third Inkling (OUP).  He is currently writer in residence at Girton College, Cambridge.

Karen Dennison has had poems published in various magazines and anthologies. She won the Indigo Dreams Collection Competition resulting in the publication in 2012 of her first collection Counting Rain. Her second collection, The Paper House, has just been published by Hedgehog Poetry Press. Karen is editor, designer and publisher of the pamphlets Book of Sand, Blueshift and Free-fall featuring the work of poets and artists responding to each other’s work. As an artist, she collaborated with poet Abegail Morley on her pamphlet The Memory of Water – her photoshopped photographs feature on the cover and inside. She has designed poetry anthology book covers for Poetrywivenhoe and Colchester Mosaic Stanza projects. Together with Abegail Morley and Jessica Mookherjee, Karen is co-editor of, and designer for, Against the Grain Poetry Press which has now published five pamphlets, with more on the way.


Thur 28 March: Martin Newell and the Hosepipe Band (ticketed event: to order, phone Jeannie on 07708 020842)

Sat 6 April: Ipswich Choral Society (incorporating Pam Job‘s poem) at Snape Maltings SEE POEMS PAGE

Thur 25 April: Helen Burke and Marian de Vooght

Thur 23 May: “BORDER CROSSING”: Suffolk Poetry Society

Thur 27 June: Peter Ualrig Kennedy and Antony Johae

Thur 25 July: “NEW DIRECTIONS”

( ………. no event in August)

Thur 26 Sept: TBA

Thur 24 Oct: TBA

Thur 28 Nov: TBA

Thur 12 Dec: TBA



So the Blog page has gone, and Events has taken its place. To keep up a blog proved too much of a struggle. Still, I shall post some remnants of the blog here below, maybe with the occasional update. ::PK

19 December:
A Festive Message to all our supporters …

Poetrywivenhoe has experienced yet another successful year, packed with wonderful poetry. We have been entertained and uplifted by a succession of truly excellent guest readers.  We have heard a wide variety of really good poems in the Open Mic slots – I can confidently say that our Out of the Hatters have been consistently developing and becoming more skilled in the presentation of their poetry as time has progressed.  We have been involved in the production and in the launch of Alice Goss’ remarkable collection Without Walls in aid of the homeless.  We have run two interesting and stimulating workshops during 2018 and we shall be hoping for more to be held next year. 
So it simply remains for me, on behalf of Team Wivenhoe, to wish you:

 A very merry Christmas and a poetic New Year to you and yours!

       ::Peter Ualrig Kennedy, Poetrywivenhoe


08 December: our guest reader for Thursday 13 December Helen Burke has unfortunately broken her leg and is unable to come to Wivenhoe … our programme for that date will be instead a Great Big Bumper Out of the Hat evening – with special guest appearance: Martin Newell (see Home Page).