I was really pleased to find one of my poems being used on Poem Cards, as part of the Southend Festival’s campaign to get people to write poetry about Southend.
See link for details:
My poem card along with some others with poems by members of the Southend Poetry Group are being distributed around Southend on Sea.
Poem Card for Southend Festival
As predicted by the weatherman, the sun did indeed shine on Southend Bandstand on Saturday afternoon. An audience turned up to see The Seasiders and the Southend Poetry group, and they didn’t all get up and go when the band had finished, always a good sign!
You can see photos & read a bit about the event here http://www.southendpoetry.co.uk/bandstand2009.htm
The audience not only stuck around but clapped and laughed (in the right places) and enjoyed themselves, all in all a good day for poetry in Essex.
Saturday 6th june saw me manning a stall at the Southend Book Fair, with Adrian Green & Dorothy Turner from the Southend Poetry group.
come and buy my beautiful books
It was very quite and we were not sure whether it was the nice weather, or difficulty in finding the way through the venue that kept the numbers down. However we gave a good reading to a small but appreciative audience.
I also watched an enjoyable perfomance by the ‘Squeaky Clean’ theatre group, they did some extracts of their upcoming show Woyzeck http://www.remotegoat.co.uk/event_view.php?uid=76871