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.

Guest Poet: 5th April 2018

Olivia McCannon is our next guest poet. Read her Biog (below) and visit her website at https://oliviamccannon.com/ 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

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.

Guest Poet: 1st February 2018

Our next Guest Poet will be A.F. Harrold. Read more about him at his website https://www.afharrold.com The text of an interview with A.F. Harrold by one of our FRP members is available at the page Matt Bryden Interviews , together with interviews from some of our previous guest poets. We meet at Creative Innovation Centre

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

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’.        

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