Latest Notices

During this period of ‘lock down’ we have regrettably postponed all future planned events and meetings.
When the situation eases and the future becomes clearer, we will announce our revised programme.
In the meantime, we wish that you all remain well and safe and manage your lives in the best way possible during this difficult period.

‘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


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)


Guest Poet: December 6, 2018

Erling Kittelsen

Kittelsen had his debut as a poet in 1970. He has since than published several poetry cycles and collections, as well as fables, dramatic works and translations of poetry.

He is known for his dialogues, partly with colleagues and partly in the work with the translation of poetry from distant languages in relation to the Nordic language area like Arabian, Persian, Korean, Latvian and Sumerian.


Guest Poets: November 1st, 2018

We welcome Julie Sampson and Chrissy Banks for this evening’s event. Both poets have current or past affiliations with Fire River Poets. Their biographies are given below: