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.

Dylan Thomas In Fitzrovia

 As I am sure many of you are now aware this year sees the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth in 1914. Numerous events have and are being held nationwide to celebrate this. One such is the 'Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia' between 20th and 26th October. http://dylanthomasfitzrovia.com/ 

I have had invitation from our own Suffolk resident Welshman Griff Rhys Jones , to go and visit some of the events and "If enough of you are coming, we will hold a special event for you all to meet each other and share your interests".

National Poetry day

October the 2nd is national Poetry Day and a chance for SPS members and our poets to get out there and remind people of the importance of poetry. The theme this year is REMEMBER.  Florence Cox and myself will be showing up at various locations in Felixstowe, Ipswich, Woodbridge and Aldeburgh and reciting some of our poetry on this theme. We will be at Waterstones Bookshop in Ipswich at 11:00 AM.

A New Song from Suffolk – by Anita Grimwood & Ronald Blythe

Trianon’s New Song from Suffolk

On Saturday 18 October in the tiny Suffolk village church at Little Horkesley, near the Essex border, members of Ipswich-based Trianon’s Choir and Brass Ensemble will perform an entertaining programme of songs and brass music from 16th-20th Centuries, including G. Gabrieli, folk songs from East Anglia and a Music Hall medley.

18 October, 2014 - 19:30

Chapter and Verse - September 2014

Please find attached my newsletter for September.

This month I have chosen to write about Patrick Kavanagh.

Poetry Rivals

This year Poetry Rivals is open to anyone who loves poetry and is 18 years or over. With a £10 entry free they hope to attract the best of the best to send their poem or poems in for the chance to be selected as one of the top 100 finalists, who will all be published in a special anthology and receive five free copies for their family and friends to enjoy.

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

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