The Southend Poetry
8.00pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Naval and Military Club,
20 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS1 1DU map
is a members club, so you will need to ring the bell to be
Note: Due to the
current situation with Corona Virus we've decided to stop
Southend Poetry Group meetings until further notice. Look out
for updates here or on our Facebook group.
Meetings usually take the form of a presentation and discussion
of a poet or topic, followed, if time allows, by a brief
workshop session when members can read their own work.
Activities include joint meetings with other Poetry or Writers'
Groups, occasional public readings, and publication of the
annual "Southend Poetry" anthologies.
There is no formal membership - anyone is welcome to the
meetings - and the first time is free!
Some of us write poetry ourselves, some have published or
broadcast, some have performed at readings in various parts of
the country, and some come along simply to read and appreciate
the poetry under discussion.
Whatever your interest or talent, we'll be glad to see you with
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Southend Poetry anthologies have been published in pamphlet form
each year since 1985 - over 1024 poems by 101 different poets,
each active in South East Essex at the time of publication.
Many of these poems can be read on this site
Derek Adams e-mail webmaster