The Essex Poetry and Prose Society was founded in spring 1959.
We meet at 3pm in Stebbing, Essex, usually on the last Sunday in each month. Membership costs £10 per year.
Since 2013 we have adopted a "Poetry Café" format for most meetings.
Turn up, and bring a poem or two to read—well known, obscure, or even your own!
There may be a theme to each meeting, decided the month before, but keeping to the theme is optional.
|January 28||Poetry Café|
|Optional theme: Poets in translation|
|February 25||Poetry Café|
|Optional theme: Awakening|
|March 25||Poetry Café|
|Optional theme: Louis McNiece, WH Auden, C Day-Lewis,|
Stephen Spender (and possibly Roy Campbell)
|April 29||Meeting cancelled|
|May 27||Meeting cancelled|
|June 24||Poetry Café|
|Optional theme: Poems inspired by paintings|
|July 29||Poetry Café|
|Optional theme: Illustrated books of poetry|
|October 28||Annual General Meeting|
|November 25||David Gallifant|
|The poems of Anne Hudson|
There are no meetings in August, September or December
To give some indication of the range of our meetings, programmes for previous years are listed here.
New members are welome. If you would like to join us at one of our meetings, please leave a message with your contact details on 01206 395711 for more information about the venue.
The Essex Poetry and Prose Society is a Stanza of the Poetry Society.