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Kate Foley

If you feel that the world today could do with more of the insights that poetry can bring, if you read it, write it, would like to write it but don’t know where to start, if you want a place where your voice might be heard, or if you simply love the stuff, then think about joining us.

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Florence Cox, Chair

Are you interested in sharing your poetry with others? Do you like listening to poetry? Would you like to find constructive criticism for the poetry you write? Would you like to participate in a wide range of Suffolk events with poetry at their heart? Suffolk Poetry Society is the place for you.

Heidi Williamson

Join poet Heidi Williamson for a writing workshop on the theme of ‘Characters’ at the Palgrave Community Centre, Upper Rose Lane, Palgrave, Diss IP22 1AP from 10am – 1pm on Wednesday 26th February 2020. The Centre is fully accessible and has its own car park . Tickets can be bookedContinue Reading

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 readContinue Reading

Desert Island Poems 2013

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 packedContinue Reading

Desert Island Poems 2014

Lord Phillips of Sudbury with Dr Ronald Blythe 14 March 2014 Desert Island Poems 2014 with Lord Phillips of Sudbury being interviewed by Dr Ronald Blythe was held in the Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. The poems were read by members of SPS, and Peter Durrent provided piano music to keepContinue Reading

Crabbe Awards 2012

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 wereContinue Reading

Crabbe Winnders 2011

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 DavidContinue Reading

A number of Suffolk Poetry Society Members are practised at and happy to lead workshops. Workshops would normally be for a minimum of 2 hours and more practically a full morning or afternoon, or a full day, with an allowance for breaks. Workshop leaders will require a reasonably quiet spaceContinue Reading

Sue Wallace-Shaddad reading in a churchyard

SPS at Poetry in Aldeburgh 2019 Saturday 9 November An intrepid band of poetry lovers went on a brisk walk round Aldeburgh listening to poems at the Baptist Church, in the Moot Hall where witches were imprisoned by the Witchfinder General and in the churchyard. Elizabeth Soule curated the poems,Continue Reading

Kate Foley

As one of the society’s contributions to Poetry in Aldeburgh 2019, Antony Johae, Anne Boileau and Kate Foley followed the flight paths of their imaginations as they read from their recent collections.