The 9th Festival of Suffolk Poetry will take place over two days in May 2023, with the first day being online, and the second day live.
Saturday, 13 May 2023 –live!
Saturday, 13 May sees the festival come to life at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET.
The day opens with workshops from Martin Figura and Helen Ivory in the morning.
The afternoon gives Suffolk’s poetry cafés an opportunity to express themselves, as well as some storytelling from Dave Tonge, close readings from Richard Whiting, a close reading and a reading from Joanna Ingham, and Mina Gorji headlining with a reading.
The evening kicks off with two SPS members, Sue Mobbs and Roger West.
Our oldest member, Dr Ronald Blythe CBE, turned 100 on 6 November 2022, but passed away on 14 January 2023. We will remember him with a presentation from Colin Whyles.
The day concludes with a joint reading from Helen Ivory and Martin Figura.