All this sun makes September feel a long way away, but it is never too early to book a seat for our annual Tea at The Priory, Stoke-by-Nayland, which this year is Sunday 4th September at 15:00.
As always, it is a members-only event, when Mr Henry and Mrs Victoria Engleheart invite SPS members to an afternoon of poetry reading and tea.
This year we will have a talk from our own Catherine Dell called The Road To The Fountain of Tears: an introduction to the life and work of Federico Garcia Lorca.
The Story of Brandon
There are 8 weeks left to enter the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2016, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work and further their involvement in the literary world. Now in its 10th year, the award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by literary experts.
This month's newsletter is entitled A Prayer For The Dead: Allen Ginsberg (1926 - 1997).
We gathered in good time and in good spirit, set programme in hand. Pimms was available. Pam Hewitt was playing piano as everyone entered His Lordship’s Library at the Orwell Hotel. Some well known faces and some different faces in the audience, all anticipating a great evening session of music, poetry and song. That is what they came for and that is what they got.
The adjudicator for the 2016 George Crabbe Memorial Competiton is Moniza Alvi.