|Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 7:30pm||Dawn Gorman at The Red House||
Tuesday 9th February Dawn Gorman at the Red House £2 entrance
Dawn Gorman believes poetry should be everywhere. She uses it to work with people with memory loss, facilitates writing workshops, organises poetry events and runs international poetry competitions. She is widely published, has performed on radio and in New York, Paris, London - and lots of smaller places in between.
Note the Venue is The Red House, 1 mile South of Yeovil on the A37 towards Dorchester
|Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 6:45pm||Eat Coker - at the Red House||
Meeting at the Red House on the Dorchester Road, 1 mile South of Yeovil.
£2 entrance (to cover room hire)
Eat Coker A two part meeting
Tuesday 24th November
For those who would like to come early and discuss our future meetings we will be meeting at 6.45pm for a meal in the function room at the Red House. Come and have your say - or just enjoy a good meal with good company! Please let me know if you would like to eat so that I can give the Red House an idea of the number eating. Sample menu and prices on the Red House website.
For anyone who would like to come for just the poetry, we aim to have an Open Meeting starting at about 8.15pm after the meal. Come and read you own poems or any poem you happen to like - or just come and listen.
|Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 7:30pm||Poetry Competition Evening 2015||
The competition evening took place on Tuesday 27th October at our new venue for the evening 'The Red House' on the A37 1 mile South of Yeovil. We had to switch venue at short notice due to the closure of the Helyar Arms. It was a well attended and enjoyable meeting with the pictures featured by the poems projected onto a screen. Several members of the Yeovil Art Group also attended as their pictures were featured in the competition poems. Our judge, artist Jane MacKey, gave an excellent resume of the 10 top poems. The competition winner was Juliet Lacey with her poem "Autimn walk : Charcoal"- see our competitions page.
|Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 7:30pm||A reading by Stephen Boyce||
Stephen Boyce has been widely published in magazines, journals and online and has won a number of awards including the Kent & Sussex Poetry Competition and the Leicester Poetry Competition. He has two collections to his name, Desire Lines (Arrowhead 2010) and The Sisyphus Dog (Worple 2014)as well as the pamphlets In the Northland (TegArt 2011) and Something Persists (TegArt 2014). His work has been described as “intelligent,sophisticated and formally-assured…” and “... poignant, exquisitely phrased poems full of thoughtful observations of everyday life in which he makes unexpected connections.” He is a founding trustee of Winchester Poetry Festival and co-directed the first festival.
|Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 7:30pm||Alun Lewis||
Juliet lacey leads this celebration of the work of Welsh poet Alun Lewis.
|Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 7:30pm||Summer Open Evening||
Informal, impromptu, inviting, in the apple loft. Just bring some poems to read.
|Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 7:30pm||May Open Evening||
Bring some poems to read or just come and listen. These open evenings are always popular.
|Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 7:30pm||Kate Scott||
Poet and Writer Kate Scott came to East Coker and had put together a fascinating workshop style meeting that had the group thinking hard about the featured poems. A most interesting evening.
|Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 7:30pm||Under Milk Wood||
The West Coker Poets presented the whole of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.
This is a classic and the West Coker Poets put together an excellent performance including sound effects.
|Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 7:30pm||Stories and Poems||
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.