The Essex Poetry And Prose Society

The Essex Poetry and Prose Society was founded in spring 1959.
We meet at 3pm in Castle Hedingham, Essex, usually on the last Sunday in each month. Membership costs £10 per year.
Since 2013 we have adopted a "Poetry Café" format for most meetings.
Turn up, and bring a poem or two to read—well known, obscure, or even your own.
There may be a theme to each meeting, decided the month before, but keeping to the theme is optional.

The programme for 2024 is provisionally as follows:

January 28Poetry Café
 Optional subject: Urban Poetry
February 25Poetry Café
 Optional subject: Eccentrics
March 31Poetry Café
 Optional subject: Protest in Poetry
April 28Poetry Café
 Optional subject: Pets
May 26Poetry Café
 Optional subject: Nonsense
June 30Poetry Café
July 28Poetry Café
September 29Poetry Café
October 27Annual General Meeting
 With perhaps time for some poetry afterwards
November 24Poetry Café

There are no meetings in August or December

Our meetings are held at
The Back Bar, the Bell Inn, 10 St James Street, Castle Hedingham CO9 3EJ

To give some indication of the range of our meetings, programmes for previous years are listed here.

New members are welcome. If you would like to join us at one of our meetings, please leave a message with your contact details on 01206 395711, or just turn up at 3pm at the Bell Inn.

The Essex Poetry and Prose Society is a Stanza of the Poetry Society.

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