Congratulations to Exeter Poetry Festival 2014 competition winners


The winners of the Exeter Poetry Festival 2014 competition are:

Drawing Lesson    by Barbara Farley
Lusitania Riots, 1915    by Rebecca Gethin
The Cahills    by Graham Burchell
Tunnellers and Moles    by Clare Hepworth-Wain
A Village War Memorial    by Mark Haworth-Booth
Great Uncle Frank    by Sarah E Robinson
Unheard    by Ian Royce Chamberlain
Greatcoat    by Lucy Lepchani
Shades    by Simon Williams
An Awfully Big Adventure    by Helen Ashley
‘After great suffering sweet rest at last’    by Rosie Barrett
From the Front 1914    by Julie M Harris
Winter Pink    by Suzy Miles
Stuck    by Denise McSheehy

The poems will appear in ‘Voices and Memory’ along with poems and illustrations from students of Years 9 to 13 at Stover School Newton Abbot.

The pamphlet will be launched on Saturday 4th October 2014 at Exeter Central Library as the culmination of our ‘The Forgotten of WW1’ day.

Saturday 4th October – Daytime


Venue: Exeter Central Library

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Tickets: £6

The Untold story of Ivor Gurney

A special screening of Redcliffe Film’s widely praised biopic of Ivor Gurney, the WW1 soldier, poet and composer.

See the trailer here

Women Poets of WW1

Some well known female writers based in Devon and Cornwall read and respond to poems written by women living and working during the Great War including Charlotte Mew and May Sinclair. With Ann Gray, Rachel McCarthy, Helen Evans and Chrissy Banks.

FREE EVENT – Voices and Memory

Time: 3.30pm – 5pm

ExLibris launches a pamphlet of poems based on WW1 objects held in Exeter Library’s archive.

Devon remembers

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