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.

Reminder: George Crabbe Memorial Competition lunch and awards ceremony invite

A little reminder about the George Crabbe Memorial Competition Awards Lunch and presentation, for which there are still a good number of places available.

This is always a lovely event, held in George Crabbe's birthplace, Aldeburgh, at the Wentworth Hotel, IP15 5BD. The date is Sunday, 12th October. We meet for pre-lunch drinks at 12:15pm. Lunch is at 1:00pm. We break at 2:30pm while the room is prepared for the awards ceremony, which is at 3:00pm.

Events around Ipswich

Poetry Aloud – new venue

Poetry Aloud has a new venue just a few yards from its previous one. You can find them now at the Bay Tree Café, 11 St Johns St. Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SQ.

Meetings last Tuesday of each month (except December) Contact Rob Lock 07933 829455 robmlock@gmail.com

Price of entry: £2.00


2nd Festival of Suffolk Poetry news

The line-up for our 2nd Festival of Suffolk Poetry is now complete, although some details are yet to be worked out.

The date is the 30th May 2015 at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Stowmarket. We will spill over into St Peter's Hall next door as before.

The day will divide into three, as did this year. We have three workshops in the morning. These run simultaneously, so you can only choose one!

Competition Opportunity

The 2014 Stanza Poetry Competition is open for entries

Theme: Neglect

Judge: Les Robinson

Click here for full rules and entry details

Competition Opportunities

Cafewriters (Norwich) Competition 2014

30/11/14 Deadline

information at http://cafewriters.co.uk


The Charles Causeley Poetry Competition

6/11/14 Deadline

information at thecharlescauseleypoetrycompetition.wordpress.com

The 2014/15 Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition

The 2014/15 International Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition is now open for entries.

JUDGE: Billy Collins (former American Poet Laureate)

DEADLINE: last post on the 28th November 2014; online entries accepted until midnight on the 1st of December 2014.

Syndicate content