Essex Poetry festival

2015 Essex Poetry Festival


1st October Forum Southend
Michael Laskey with Derek Adams ans Rachel Dalton

3rd October

Big Day of Poetry at the Cramphorn, Chelmsford
Martin Newell and The Hosepipe Band perform The Song of the Waterlily. Plus readings from Rebecca Goss & Brendan Cleary

Essex poets:
Jemma Borg, Maggie Freeman & Tim Gardiner

“GOLD: 30 years of Southend Poetry" anthology reading
Plus Open Mic


7th October

Southend Poetry Group
Anne-Marie Fyfe and Cahal Dallat


22nd October

Rik Livermore and Antony Johae


Poetry readings in conjuction with Essex Libraries

Epping Library        Tim Cunningham                          
Thursday 24th September  3.00 pm
St John's Road, Epping, CM16 5DN

Sible Hedingham Library     Cameron Hawke Smith       
Thursday 24th September  7.00 pm
169 Swan Street, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3PX

Shenfield Library       Maggie Freeman                             
Monday 5th October 11.00 am
Hutton Road, Shenfield, Brentwood. CM15 8NJ

Canvey Library        Derek Adams                                  
Tuesday 6th October   2.00pm
High Street, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB

Billericay Library     Derek Adams                                   
Tuesday 6th October   7.30 pm
143 High Street, Billericay. CM12 9AB

Colchester Library      Mosaic poetry group                     
Thursday 8th October   6.30 pm
Trinity Square, Colchester, CO1 1JB

Great Wakering Library        Adrian Green                          
Friday 9th October   2.00 pm
16,High Street, Great Wakering, SS3 0EQ

Rochford Library               Dorothy Turner                         
Friday 9th October  2.00 pm
8 Roche Close, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1PX

Galleywood Library           Rosie Sandler                          
Monday 12th October  7.30 pm
Watchouse Rd, Galleywood, Chelmsford. CM2 8PU

Hockley Library         Derek Adams                                 
Tuesday 13th October  2.00 pm
Southend Road, Hockley, SS5 4PZ

Loughton Library       Adrian Green                                 
Thursday 15th October  1.00pm
Traps Hill, Loughton, IG10 1HD

Harwich Library      Mosaic poetry group                           
Friday 16th October   2.00pm
Upper Kingsway, Dovercourt, Harwich. CO12 3JT

Witham Library         Mervyn Linford                                     
Friday 16th October 2.00pm
18 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2AQ

For more information contact libraries on 0845 603 7628



Be part of the art of the spoken word!
Enjoy poetry and spoken word performances. open mic events all over Essex in September and October.
Big Day of Poetry in Chelmsford


"This is what a Poetry Festival should be -- lively and serious, with a variety of events to exchange and celebrate poetry." Maurice Riordan