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Somerset Young Poets Competition 2018

A new COMPETITION for SOMERSET YOUNG POETS.

Taunton’s Fire River Poets, in partnership with Arts Council England, Somerset Live and Pizza Express invites young poets to enter the Young Poets Competition as part of the Taunton Live Arts Festival in July, 2018. (more…)

Guest Poet: June 7th, 2018

We are delighted to say that Melanie Branton, who was forced to cancel her visit due to the extreme snowy conditions in February, will be reading for us on Thursday June7th at the Creative Innovation Centre. It’s sure to be a great evening as Melanie is making a terrific reputation for herself with readings all over the country. Do have a look at Matt Bryden’s interview with her to learn more about her and her poetry.

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Guest Poet: 3rd May, 2018

Stephen Payne will be reading his work at this event.
Read interview with Stephen by FRP member Graeme Ryan.
Also, see full post to read short biography.

(As always, 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) (more…)

Fire River Poets – SPRING READING: ‘Poems and Pints’ – Saturday 21st April at 7:30pm

After our highly successful 2017 event, we invite you to join Fire River Poets for an evening of poetry at its humorous, thought provoking, spell-binding and hard-hitting best.

This is a special performance event at which a number of Fire River Poets will be reading some of their work. It is an opportunity for us to share some of our work in a relaxed and intimate setting. Please note that there will be no ‘open mic’.

Entrance is FREE for this event and will be held at 7.30pm on Saturday 21st APRIL 2018 in the upstairs bar of the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Monkton Heathfield Taunton, TA2 8P.  ( Click here for location, directions and map)

Do please spread the word and come along and join us for an entertaining evening. We look forward to welcoming new faces who may not have heard our poetry before, and hope that regular FRP friends will also be there to support us.

 

VACANCY: POET WANTED

Fire River Poets, Taunton, has a vacancy for one new member. If you write poetry, and would like feedback on your work from a group of experienced, friendly and supportive poets, please get in touch with us. If you have only just started writing seriously, that is fine, but an interest in reading poetry, including contemporary poetry, is important. We meet about once a month, on a Tuesday, in Hatch Beauchamp.

Fire River Poets hold regular ‘open mic’ evenings, which include readings from invited guest poets. Members are encouraged (but not obliged) to attend these events. You can find out more by visiting our website, www.fireriverpoets.org.uk.

If you are interested, please send five or six of your poems plus any relevant information (e.g. membership of other groups, any publications, own website) to sanchobramble@hotmail.com. Your poems will not be published by us, or shown to anyone outside the group.

Guest Poet: 1st March 2018

This event with Melanie Branton had to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. We hope to be able to arrange an alternative date for later in the year.

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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!