The Fenland Poet Laureate Competition 2017 is now open - see our competition page here for more details. The deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 27th January 2017. The competition launch is being marked by a special version of Fen Speak in Wisbech this evening, featuring poet Pete Cardinal Cox's fantastic "spooken word" show. We look forward to receiving your competition poems!
Elaine Ewart (former Fenland Poet Laureate) is running a series of creative writing workshops in March Library over November and December. Creative writing is a great way of learning new skills, expressing yourself and having fun. The sessions are suitable if you’re trying creative writing for the first time, or if you’re more experienced and want to develop your techniques. You may book on to one or more of the sessions – each will be different, and there will be stimulating
Fen Speak King's Lynn is coming up - Friday 25th November at Thoresby College, King's Lynn, 7pm for a 7.30 start. November's event will feature a special guest reading from current Fenland Poet Laureate Mary Livingstone. Sign up for an open mic slot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org - it's always a popular event so get your name down now! See our Fen Speak page for more details about the format of our Fen Speak open mic nights. #FenSpeak #KingsLynn
Fen Speak returns to Wisbech on Wednesday 16th November with exciting feature act Cardinal Cox and his brand new "spooken word" show - High Stakes. Join us at the Wisbech & Fenland Museum at 7pm for a 7.30 start. Plastic Fangs! Forbidden Cults! Spot Prizes! Dark Gods! Seduced at a young age by late-night horror films poet Cardinal Cox is currently Poet-in-Residence of The Dracula Society. Armed with only a bulb of garlic, a notebook and a leaky biro he journeys into back-stre