Monthly Archives: January 2023

Julia Webb at the Royal Wells Hotel, Feb 21st

We look forward to welcoming Julia Webb to read her poems at our next meeting, Tuesday 21st Feb at 8 pm.

Julia Webb Poet

Julia is a poet, editor and teacher from Norfolk who has published three collections, most recently The Telling (Nine Arches) in May 2022.

Julia lives in Norwich where she is a poetry editor for Lighthouse, teaches online and real world poetry courses, mentors writers, runs Norwich Stanza and works for Cafe Writers. In 2012 she was awarded a TLC free read, which you can read about here. In 2011 she won the Poetry Society’s Stanza competition and in 2018 she won the Battered Moons poetry competition. Her poem “Sisters” was highly commended in the 2016 Forward Prize. In 2016 she spent a month as writer in residence on Norwich Market.

This will be a face-to-face event at The Royal Wells Hotel in Tunbridge Wells.

Non-members are always welcome, for £3 payable at the door.

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January 17th: Three Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Members read from their own work

As usual, our January meeting this year features three members of the Society reading their own work.

This year we will be treated to Siân Thomas, Kevin Scully and Fred Ball, each reading two sets of their highly accomplished poetry.

Starts at 8 pm.

Venue: Royal Wells Hotel in Tunbridge Wells.

The even will also be zoomed for members who can’t make it in person.

  • SiânThomas is Poet in Residence for Ashdown Forest in East Sussex. Her pamphlet Ovid’s Echo and collection Ashdown are published by Paekakariki Press. She is a founder-member of The Muse Agency and presents The Poetry Bath on Wildhart Radio
  • Fred Bell from Rusthall works as an English teacher in Bromley, though has also lived and worked in France, Italy and Russia. Inspired to write poetry by David Morley and Stephen Knight, Fred is considering doing an MA in creative writing. He also enjoys playing jazz and funk with his band, Lateral Flow.
  • Kevin Scully’s poetry has appeared in Theology, Saccharine Poetry, Poems In Praise of Libraries, Second Chance Lit and some small journals. He is Poet in Residence for the Cuckmere Pilgrim Path in Sussex.

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