Suffolk Poetry Society newsletter

Suffolk Poetry Society newsletter

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.

Festival workshop: Poetry and Music — Gregory Warren Wilson

Gregory Warren Wilson will be headlining the 4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry on Saturday 27th May 2017, but he will begin the day by leading a workshop Poetry and Music.

Gregory is a violinist, dancer and poet, so is ideally qualified to bring poetry and music together. This is how he describes the workshop:

"Poetry and music have a great deal in common — after all, they are capable of moving us. But how does a poem, which takes us beyond the meaning of the words, actually do this?

Festival workshop: Using Cinematic Techniques to Improve your Poetry

Derek Adams will lead a workshop on Using Cinematic Techniques to Improve your Poetry at the 4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry.

Derek says: "We are always being told show don't tell, film directors are experts at telling stories by showing, so what can we learn from them to improve our poetry? In this workshop we will look at techniques used by film-makers and use writing exercises based on them to write poems".

Festival workshop: Getting your poems published

Once again there will be workshops from 10:00-12:30 as part of the 4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry on Saturday 27th May 2017.

Antony Johae is offering the following:

Title: How to Get Your Poems Published                Facilitator: Antony Johae

Many write poems but do not send them out to be published in print magazines or online. The workshop is designed to assist poets develop strategies for submitting their work.

Writing Poetry – a new course taught by Rebecca Goss

Rebecca Goss has taught creative writing at all levels, in a variety of settings, at universities, schools, literary festivals, as well as working with bigger organisations such as The Arvon Foundation.

In 2017, she will tutor a poetry writing course at her local library in Hadleigh, Suffolk. Beginning on January 18th, it will run every Wednesday evening, for ten weeks, ending on March 29th.  Aimed at intermediate level, numbers will be kept small, with ten writers, so they can work closely as a group.

More information about the course can be found below: