|SPS Chair Florence Cox|
I took these photos on Saturday 27 May 2017 at the 4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry. It was a riveting day, with poetry workshops (thank you, Gregory Warren Wilson, for the one I attended on music and poetry), mini-workshops provided by the students at Suffolk ONE - not forgetting readings from our special guests and presentations from representatives of the Suffolk Poetry Cafes. David and I each read a poem in the Open Mic slot (photo here). It was a privilege to hear Lord Phillips interviewing Terry Waite CBE about his new book, Out of the Silence.
Huge thanks are due to all and particularly to Colin Whyles, Festival Director,
and the SPS Committee members, who masterminded the day.
|Guest reader, Dr Elizabeth Cook, reading from Bowl and from her St Edmund poem|
|Festival Director, Colin, announces Lord Phillips and Terry Waite CBE|
|Sue Wallace-Shaddad reading for Arlington's Poetry Cafe|
|Elizabeth Bracken takes the stage|
|Beth Soule at the microphone|
|Caroline Gay Way|
|Terry Waite CBE in the wings|
|Nancy Mattson at the reading desk|
|Gregory Warren Wilson reading in his guest slot|
|Florence offering a vote of thanks to all|
|Concluding words from James Knox Whittet, our SPS President|