5th Festival of Suffolk Poetry

Saturday 26 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
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Suffolk Poetry Society
5th Festival of Suffolk Poetry @ John Peel Centre

Headlining the festival will be Blake Morrison, Rebecca Watts and Susan Utting.

As usual, the Poetry Cafés will provide their delights during the afternoon. They will be joined by the excellent young poets from ONE, Suffolk’s Sixth Form College. Stephen Cassidy is an artist whose father, John Cassidy, was a poet published in Stand! Stephen will be discussing and presenting artworks he is developing based on his father’s poems, and will be inviting Suffolk poets to add their own interpretations of John’s poems in the following months.

The morning will start the day with three workshops.

Other events will be taking place in St Stephen’s Hall. Among them will be workshops presented by the students.

Tickets are available from the Suffolk Poetry Society website.

Festival Programme

Morning – Workshops

10:00 Workshops:
Rebecca Watts – Collision Course
Susan Utting – Making a Joyful Sound
Derek Adams – For Weddings and a Funeral

12:30 Lunch

Afternoon – Café Poets

12:55 Opening announcements
13:00 Pinky’s Café: Janni Elmoos, Jack Groen, Marrianne Johnson, Tim Lenton, John Ling
13:25 Felixstowe Café Poets:
13:50 Break
14:00 Arlington’s Café Poets:
14:25 Poetry Aloud: Ekphrastic poems
14:50 Break
15:00 Bungay and Blyth Poets
15:25 New Words:Fresh Voices (Lowestoft)
15:50 Break
16:00 ONE students
16:25 Stephen Cassidy
16:50 Open Mic
17:30 Interval

Evening – Main readings

18:45 Blake Morrison
19:10 Interval
19:35 Pam Job
19:50 John Vaughan
20:15 Interval
20:35 Susan Utting
21:00 Rebecca Watts
21:25 Closing speeches
21:30 Fin


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