POETRY PLEASE — Competition

Firstly, a reminder that on Tuesday 21st March it is UNESCO World Poetry Day and SPS and guests from poetrywivenhoe will be reading at University of Suffolk on the theme of the Natural World.

7.00pm – 9.00pm Tuesday 21st March 2017, at University Campus Suffolk, the Waterfront Building, Ipswich IP4 1QJ.  Lecture theatre 1 (WLTI), ground floor.

A poster is attached with full details.


Secondly, a new competition announcement:

Call for Poems

We will again be collaborating with Waveney and Blyth Arts on a number of Walks and Workshops over the summer. In particular we have been asked whether members have written or are prepared to write poems about the old railway that used to run up to Southwold. There will be a walk along the old track from Blythborough to Southwold on August 1st and the organiser Ann McClarnon would like to have some poetry about the line read at different parts of the walk, either by the poets themselves or other behalf.

POETRY readings and OPEN MIC with guests from poetrywivenhoe

Open invitation to mark UNESCO World Poetry Day

POETRY readings and OPEN MIC with guests from poetrywivenhoe on the theme of the natural world

7.00pm – 9.00pm Tuesday 21st March 2017
at University of Suffolk, the Waterfront Building, Ipswich IP4 1QJ.
Lecture theatre 1 (WLT1), ground floor.

Flight, Shenanigans and Captain Cook — Patrick Lodge

Flight, Shenanigans and Captain Cook

A Poetry Reading by Patrick Lodge

7.30pm    Wednesday 5th April 2017
Friends Meeting House, 15a Smallgate, Beccles Suffolk NR34 9AB
(Parking free after 6pm in Newgate – parallel to venue)

Admission free – donations for refreshments

Walking with Words - 28th April 2017

Walking with Words was cancelled last year due to impending storms. It has been rescheduled for the 28th April 2017, 10:00-16:00.

With local poet Ivor Murrell and landscape writer Melinda Appleby, take a four-mile walk via waterside paths and boardwalks along the glorious Blyth Estuary, past Angel Marsh and Dead Man’s Covert. Hear poems about the area en route, and bring a notebook to capture your own words. Concentrate on using the senses — smell, taste as well as sight and hearing.

Chapter & Verse - February 2017

The title of this month's Chapter & Verse is Tracing Mansions: Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966). Anna Akhmatova was a highly respected Russian poet.