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Month: September 2023

An ‘Edward Thomas Weekend’ in Petersfield, 6 – 8 October 2023

The Edward Thomas Fellowship is pleased to bring an ‘Edward Thomas Weekend’ to Petersfield this October with a mix of online, online and in person, and walking events over the course of the weekend.

On Friday 6 October in the evening (UK time) join members of the Edward Thomas Fellowship and the Robert Frost Society for a transatlantic online discussion about the two poets who were also great friends.

This will be the fourth such gathering and this year will look at the influences of Hampshire and New Hampshire on both men.

On Saturday 7 October, at The Avenue Pavilion, Petersfield, and online we will be holding a full day of talks and poetry readings inspired by the life and work of Edward Thomas and other poets and writers of that period.… Continue Reading

The Edward Cawston Thomas Poetry Prize 2024

Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2024, the Edward Cawston Thomas prize.

The 2024 competition for the Edward Cawston Thomas Poetry Prize is now open and accepting entries.

Poems, unpublished,  are invited on any subject but of no more than forty lines.

Closing date January 7th 2024.

The judge will be the prize-winning poet Jane Draycott.

Prizes:1st prize  £150, two further £75 prizes and up to six highly commended of £25. Winners are welcome to read at the Edward Thomas Fellowship AGM on 5th March at Steep, Hampshire.

Fees are £3 per poem with a maximum of three entered per person.… Continue Reading