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Virginia Astley will be reading from her new poetry collection The English River (Bloodaxe) at Dorchester Waterstones on Wednesday 27th June at 11am.

Come along and hear more from her beautiful poetic tribute to the river Thames - its places and its people. More information about her book here:



Poetry group member Juliet Lacey has a play opening in London.  See our NEWS page.


Maya Pieris has sent details of a writing day at Littlebredy Walled Garden, Littlebredy, Dorchester, DT2 9HL on 16th June

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Diana Turton led a Poetry Group team to victory in the East Coker village quiz on Saturday 10th March.   Despite formidable opposition from the other nineteen teams, the Poetry Group was the clear winner in what was a very enjoyable evening for all those who took part.


Jeremy Langworthy wins the 2017 East Coker Poetry competition 

See the competitions page for the winning poem


The Parish of East Coker is still threatened by a huge urban development of about 800 houses.

South Somerset District Council is pushing ahead with plans to expand the town of Yeovil.