Word from the President

Welcome to the Suffolk Poetry Society. It's a privilege to be President of one of Britain's oldest poetry societies which has been promoting poetry in Suffolk and beyond for well over half a century. Although poetry is created in solitude and can be read in silence, it comes alive, rather like music, when it is spoken aloud and shared with a group of like minded people. The principal aim of the Society is to create a community where poets or lovers of poetry can find a home in a world in which poetry is too often cast aside to the margins.

Word from the Chairman

As Chairman of Suffolk Poetry Society it is a great honour to welcome you to our website where you will find details of all our upcoming events and supported activities and cafés. As poetry lovers whether you write yourself or not we have something for you.

JOHN COOPER CLARKE at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Luke Wright supporting

Poet, Movie Star, Rock Star, TV & Radio Presenter. Comedian, Social & Cultural Commentator.
Tuesday 2nd December at 7.30pm

2 December, 2014 - 19:30

Maryport Litfest

The annual Maryport Litfest is a long way from Suffolk, but our own Angela Locke, who is a main reader and workshop leader for us in the 2015 Festival of Suffolk Poetry helps organise it and appears in it.

The Maryport Litfest is held at the Senhouse Roman Museum, which is sited on cliffs overlooking the Solway Firth in Cumbria. Details of the festival can be found by clicking here.

14 November, 2014 - 10:00 - 16 November, 2014 - 18:00

2nd Festival of Suffolk Poetry news and more

Preparations for the 2nd Festival of Suffolk Poetry are well under way. We will be in the same venue as before, the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts and St Peter's Hall in Stowmarket. The main events are in place and we trust the now seven Poetry Cafés are beginning to think about their contributions.

We have three workshops in the morning, as before, running from 10:30-12:30.

George Crabbe Memorial Competition Winners 2014

These are the winners of the George Crabbe Memorial Competition 2014 along with Harriet Thistlethwaite, the Crabbe Secretary, and Gregory Warren Wilson, the adjudicator.

From left to right we have Harriet Thistlethwaite, Gregory Warren Wilson, Cameron Hawke Smith (highly commended), Rodney Binns (highly commended), Diana Hirst (commended), David Healey (1st), Angela Pickering (commended), Anne Boileau (3rd and a commended), Peter Sandberg (commended) and Elizabeth Soule (commended). Caroline Gilfillan, who won 2nd prize and also had a poem commended was not able to be present.

2nd Festival of Suffolk Poetry poster

The festival preparations are well under way. The main events are established and detailed on the attached poster. Please print it and display it if you can.

Wild and Wonderful Children's poetry Competition

Any Micro poets out there? If there are young people in your family or you are in touch with them through schools or youth groups and are familiar with our Sandling heaths, why not set them to write some lines. Not "I must Nots"' as I used to have to write when I was at school and no more than 6 in total in the form of a micropoem in response to the heaths. So:

BORDER SONGS and FROM THE RIDGE - Roger Garfitt, poet, with Gareth Rees-Roberts, classical guitarist


Wednesday 12 November 2014

6.30 for 7.00 pm        

12 November, 2014 - 08:30

Kent and Sussex Poetry Society competition

Interested in Poetry competitions? Why not check this one out. Very decent prize monies and supporting a society similar to our own.

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