Two of our members, Derek Adams and Antony Johae, will be leading events for Essex Authors Day on 7 March 2020. 10.00–11.30am: Inspired by Art, Ekphrastic Poetry (Workshop), Derek Adams 2.30-4.00pm: How to Get Your Poems Published (Discussion), Antony Johae For full details of these and all the other events
The festival is moving to Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, IP14 2BD and is headlined by George Szirtes and André Mangeot. Also reading are Barbara Strangward and Nicola Warwick. There will be a dramatised excerpt from Poems in the Case, a poetry-themed murder mystery from Michael Bartholomew-Biggs and songs from the Islands of Love song cycle.
Exposure focuses on the extraordinary life of Lee Miller, the American born photographer, model, muse and WW2 war correspondence.
Fifty-eight poems from Ivor Murrell ranging from the wonders of the Suffolk countryside to personal journeys and challenges.
25 June 2011 Soundings was an event focused on exploring the use of sound in poetry. Readers were invited to read in dialect to show how dialect affected and worked in poetry. Cameron Hawke Smith opened proceedings with a talk about Sorley MacLean, assisted by Anna McCrae. Anna McCrae read
Dr Ronald Blythe with Dr Frances Ward 4 March 2013 Dr Ronald Blythe was the castaway for Desert Island Poems that was co-hosted by SPS and Mosaic Poets of Colchester. Dr Frances Ward, Dean of St Edmondsbury, was the interviewer. The venue was Christchurch, Ireton Road, Colchester, and was packed
Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh 14 October 2012 Kenneth Steven was the Adjudicator for the 2012 Crabbe Poetry Competition. The winners were Caroline Gilfillan, First Prize, with ‘Christina’s World’, Anne Boileau, 2nd Prize, with ‘Study to be Quiet’, and James Knox Whittet, 3rd Prize, with ‘Birds Viewed From A Cage’. There were
Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh 9 October 2011 Elaine Feinstein was the Adjudicator for the 2012 Crabbe Poetry Competition. Unfortunately, she could not attend the awards ceremony, so Pauline Stainer, President of SPS, took her place. First Prize went to James Knox Whittet for ‘Languages of Babyle’. Second Prize went to David