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‘An Evening With Fire River Poets’ – Friday April 26th 7.30 pm

After last year’s acclaimed event at The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, join Taunton’s celebrated prize-winning poetry group for another evening of original verse in performance.
Witty, thought-provoking, powerful, humorous and richly varied, this an evening not be missed for poetry lovers everywhere. ‘Like a piece of ice on a hot stove, the poem rides on the ice of its own melting’ as the inimitable Robert Frost put it. See you there!

Free entry and bar.

‘Pages of the Imagination’

A Day of Creative Writing at Glastonbury Abbey with FRP Member Graeme Ryan.
Friday 26th April 2019 10am-4.30pm
Read more details here

Guest Poet: April 4th, 2019

Claire Williamson

Claire’s latest (of four) poetry collections Visiting the Minotaur was published by Seren in 2018. She has been highly commended in the Bridport Prize (2017) and was runner up in the Neil Gunn writing competition (2017) and the Sentinal Poetry Quarterly (2018). 
See also The FRP Interview with Claire conducted by Graeme Ryan



A very rapid response to this invitation has meant we now have a full membership. We will advertise again should further vacancies arise. [March 17, 2019]


Guest Poets: March 7th, 2019

James Turner & Tim King

will be our guests for this evening’s poetry reading.
(Click name under photo to read their biographies)

Guest Poet: February 7th, 2019

Jean Sprackland

Jean has published five poetry collections, most recently Green Noise, and her book Tilt was the winner of the Costa Poetry Award in 2008. She is also the author of Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach, which won the Portico Prize for Non-Fiction in 2012. Jean is Professor of Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Chair of the Poetry Archive. (See ‘The FRP Interview’ with Jean here)