Event Archive

24 Feb

Stories and Poems

7:30 pm

Anne Gullo lead this meeting which was something different for the group.  There is a long history of the story and verse being linked together.  Many early poems were ‘narrative poems’ telling a story in verse – most Anglo-Saxon and Celtic poetry that has survived is of this sort. 

Many favourite poems such as ‘The Ancient Mariner’ are stories in verse. 

This was a chance to tell a short story or read a short ‘narrative poem’ or read part of a longer poem. 


27 Jan

Poetry on the move

7:30 pm

Trains and boats and planes…….

Poems with a visual evocation of travel.  A ‘poems and pictures’ evening.

£2 entrance

25 Nov

November Open Meeting

7:30 pm

Bring some poetry to brighten this Autumnal evening – any subject; any style.  Or just come and listen.

£2 entrance

28 Oct

Competition 2014

7:30 pm

Our competition evening is always a good evening and this year based around the theme ‘Ten’.  We read all the entries at this meeting and announced the winners.  This year our judge is local author and poet, James Crowden.

Iona Lambe, Amelia Bennett, Anna Webb and Heather Murphy were the prize winners in the four sections of the competition.

See our ‘Competitions’ page for details.

25 Sep

Joint Open Meeting at the Fox Inn Corscombe

7:45 pm

The September meeting of the East Coker Poetry Group was something different : a joint open meeting with some of the Bridport Poets.   This was be held at The Fox Inn at Corscombe.

A theme?  – something fun – and it was!


26 Aug

August Open Meeting

7:30 pm

This open meeting will be a ‘themed’ meeting  – poems connected with ‘The Sea’ if possible but poems on any subject can be read if you have nothing inspiring on our ‘theme’ !      £2.00 entrance

29 Jul

July Open Meeting

7:30 pm

This Summer, our meetings will be open meetings – bring some poetry – read some poetry – listen to some poetry.  Always popular.  £2 entrance

24 Jun

June Open Meeting

7:30 pm

Come and read some poems or just come and listen.  Always popular.  £2 entrance.

27 May

!0 years of the East Coker Poetry Group - a Poetry Party

7:30 pm

The East Coker Poetry Group was 10 years old in May.  What better way to celebrate than have a poetry party.

We had food, wine, a competition and ….poetry of course.  Poet Catherine Simmonds started the poetry readings and this was followed by readings from several local poetry groups.   A good time was had by all….

29 Apr

A Poem and a Picture

7:30 pm

This meeting was a mix of poems and images.  The range and variety of poems/images made for a fascinating evening.

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