Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Esther Morgan's Brief Encounters

Following her visit to us last November, noted poet Esther Morgan returned to Norwich Writers' Circle this evening to adjudicate our in-house Competition Two.

Competition Two gave Circle members the opportunity to write a poem, a maximum of 40 lines long, on the theme of 'Encounters'.

Esther commented on the range, variety and ambition of our competition entries, which included encounters with newborns, ghosts and the recently deceased. The Norfolk based poet also added that the record-breaking 19 entries were a really good set to read and it was difficult deciding the winners.

It was decided that due to the quality of our poems, that there would be 2 commendations alongside the 3 winning entries.

The competiton winners were:

If You Can See Me, Don't Speak
by Lyn Fountain

Evening Encounter
by Elizabeth Bencze

Encounters With Granddad
by Andrew Heron

Gillian In The Midnight Garden
by Nicolette King

Sunday Lunch At Bath
by Margaret Turner

Our next meeting on 16th February is another one of our popular Manuscript Evenings.

The 16th is also the closing date for our Annual Open Poetry Competition. We are hoping that all the entries featured in tonight's competition have also been entered into the OPC.

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