Some Dates for Your Diary by Ms Paige Turner
This Thursday 1st February – Wycombe Sound Radio at 2.00 pm.
Friday 23rd February – Bourne End Library – 10.30 – midday – free entry
Wednesday 28th March – Off the Wall Poets, Scarborough, Cape Town
Saturday 21st April – Words for the Wounded LitFest – Guest Speaker Downley Community Centre, Downley, High Wycombe HP13 5TR.
Saturday 26th May – Gerrards Cross Library – Gerrards Cross Poetry Competition Prize Giving and Performance. Details of entry on www.tinyurl.com/gxpoetry
Gerrards Cross Poetry Competition which I have been invited to judge.
Under 13s – an acrostic poem using a Shakespearian Character’s name. The letters of the name begin each line. Example:
Home Thoughts from an Inebriate Fairy Abroad by Jan Moran Neil (Using the word ‘London’)
London, London, you are like fine wines,
Oh how can I decant thee in eight lines?
Niftily have I fairied in the dark,
Dancing spirit and body in Regent’s Park.
Oh your magic to distil bereft I am
Now I’m bottled plonk in Amersham.
P.S. It’s Beaconsfield really, but it didn’t rhyme.
Over 13s and adults – a Shakespearian or Petrarchan sonnet which must include the name of a Shakespearian character.
Submissions open Thursday 8th February and closes Monday 23rd April.