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Guest Poet: September 6th, 2018

Ian Royce Chamberlain will be reading as our guest poet for our Autumn series of poetry readings at The Creative Innovation Centre on Thursday September 6th 2018, at 8pm.

In a long career as a mechanical engineer, Ian Royce Chamberlain learned that, to work properly, a high-performance machine must be meticulously assembled. Poetry, he says, demands the precision engineering of words. Or, to combine both disciplines, “Put the bits together properly and it’ll work.” (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…)

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 Your poems will not be published by us, or shown to anyone outside the group.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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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…)