On Saturday 26th September, all the short and long listed poets and their friends have been invited to spend the afternoon in the Elwin Room in the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution in Queen Square, Bath.
Listed poets will read their selected poems and will be offering their books for sale on book tables run by members of the Bath Poetry Cafe. At the end of the afternoon, the four prizewinners selected by final judge Rachael Boast will receive their prizes from artist film-maker Clive Walley of Frome and hear the reasons Rachael gave us for singling out their work.
The Elwin Room will be open from 1.30pm. The readings will start at 2pm and are scheduled to finish at 5pm. There will be three reading sessions with refreshments available between 3.45pm and 4.15pm. The alphabetical listings below are also the order in which the poets will read their work.
Note to all readers: You will be introduced by event organisers Sue Boyle and Rick Rycroft who will tell the audience what the Cafe panel particularly liked about your piece. You will then read your poem without any further introduction.
Stephanie Boxall, Sara Butler, Zanna Beswick, Helen Ashley, Annemarie Cooper,Sara Cheesman, Louise Green, Genista Lewes, Sarah Barr, Anthony Watts.
Rachael Clyne, Rosie Jackson, John Richardson, Martyn Crucefix, Nikki Kenna, Annie Fisher, Claire Dyer, Carolyn King, Ama Bolton, Caroline Heaton, Robin Thomas.
Stephen Boyce, Shirley Wright, Wendy Klein.
The book tables will be open throughout.
TICKETS FOR THE COMPETITION AFTERNOON, FOR COMPETITORS AND ALL GUESTS, £5 ON THE DOOR