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Dates For Your Diary. Events connected with the Penge Poetry Festival

Events connected with the Penge Poetry Festival.

There is a talk ‘Walter de la Mare’s Language of Music and Mystery’ at the Bridge House Theatre followed by the Poetry Awards by Giles de la Mare on Friday June 16th. The theatre link for booking a seat at £5.50 is here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/ELIHKL

Then there is the Walter de la Mare Walk on Saturday June 17, starting at 10.30am from outside the Moon and Stars pub in Penge High Street. A free walk but donations gratefully received towards the Penge Festival. We visit four houses where de la Mare lived and wrote and go inside two of them. Light refreshments in the last house at Thornsett Road.

Lastly, there is the Inaugural Penge Poets Evening at 14 Thornsett Road. Link for booking at Eventbrite (£5.00 includes a drink) is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/penge-poets-evening-tickets-34789640752

Entry by ticket only. Bring your own poems. Flyer attached. Bring folding chair and/ or a rug as it will take place in the garden, weather permitting. You do not have to live in Penge as long as you could be termed loosely a ‘local poet’.

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Sent from Chris O’Shaughnessy.

Here is a copy of the Penge Festival Poetry Competition Guidelines.
Please ask to have this uploaded this onto the Shortlands Poetry Circle
website. The competition is open to the whole of London this year,
which includes Greater London.

The entry fee for up to three poems is still £3.00. The entry address
has changed though so previous entrants need note this. We are having
an additional new prize: a Young Poet’s Prize of £50 and a book of
Walter de la Mare’s poetry. Entrants for this must be 18 or under and
write their age and poem title(s) on the sealed envelope containing
their name and contact details. All is explained the guidelines.

The poetry awards will be given after my talk on Friday June 16 at the
Bridge House Theatre. Giles will again present the prizes. Again all
information is given on the Entry Guidelines.

We do hope a lot of your members send entries.

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