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Our next meetings are:- 

July 4th Southend Poetry Group's Open Mike session. This differs from a 'read a round' in that members will be able to showcase a small sample of their work in front of a mike instead of just 1 at a time. A strict time limit will be given to each poet's readings as we have to vacate the premises by 10.30 pm.

August 1st Shirley Baker will give a talk on 'The Rubáyát of Omar Khayyám revisited'. If there is time in the second half, members will be invited to give their observations or readings of other Persian poets.

September 5th Liz Rowlands has chosen John Betjeman (1906-1984), English poet, essayist and originator of English light verse, as her subject for a presentation.

October 3rd Kathryn Maris and Alexandra Davis will be our special guest poets reading to celebrate the Essex Poetry Festival. Click here for further details of event & poets

November 7th

1st Session : Peter Woodgate will present the poetry of Christy Brown.Publisher of 3 volumes of poetry and biographical novels. ( My Left Foot, Down All the Days etc )

December 5th Seasonal poems. Read a round :Members own or favourite poems about this time of year.


The Southend Poetry Group meets at 8.00pm on the first Wednesday of each month at

Naval and Military Club,
20 Royal terrace, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS1 1DU

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