Latest Notices

FRP Open Mic Evening – 4th January 2018

Our Programme for 2018 begins on Thursday 4th January with an Open Mic Evening. We have already invited guest Poets for February and March and will be adding others over the next few weeks. Please check our website to see updates. We hope to see you on Thursday 4 January to help give a great start to our 2018 programme!

Guest Poet – 2nd November 2017

Linda Saunders will be our next Guest Poet

We meet at Creative Innovation Centre (CIC) 

Starting at 8 pm (doors open from 7:30)

Entrance Fee £5

For available Open Mic slots, please contact John Stuart


Guest Poet – 5th October 2017

We shall be welcoming Pamela Zinnermann-Hope on 5th October at the CIC venue.

She will be reading from her highly acclaimed collection “On Cigarette Papers’.





Guest Poet – 7th September 2017

Do come along to hear our guest poet this month Gram Joel Davies.

There are still a few Open Mic slots available for this evening.

Contact John Stuart as usual for bookings.

FRP and Taunton Live Festival Event – Thursday 27 July

As part of the Taunton Live Festival, there will be a
Poetry Reading with the Fire River Poets
on Thursday 27th July
from 7:30pm to 10:pm
at the Winchester Arms, Castle Green, Taunton.



PRIZE WINNERS – Young Poets Competition 2017

PRIZE WINNERS    Young Poets Competition 2017

1st Prize – Ruby Hanson (Minehead First)  I always and always!
Joint 2nd Prize
–   Ryan Reed (Parkfield School)  Running Through the Seasons 
–   Sophie Hough (Minehead)   First Colours and happiness
Joint 3rd Prize
–   Jemima Anderson    Tip a Tap a
–   Lucie McLannon, (Minehead First)  What is Cloudy? 
Highly Commended
– Martha Joanne Milton-Jenkins, (Minehead)   Wet Easter Eggs

See more photos and details at Results of Somerset Young Poets Competition 2017, including Commended Entries and the prize winning poems.