Poetry Prizes


At The Assembly House, on 16th April, Norwich Writers’ Circle held it’s Open Poetry Competition Prize-Giving Evening.

This year’s competition, which had over 400 entries, was adjudicated by George Szirties. In a warm, witty and welcoming introduction, the adjudicator commented on the variety and quality of poems entered.

After the competition prize-winners were announced, a selection of poems from the Anthology were read aloud by the poets and NWC members to a packed, and very appreciative, Pierce Room.

The main competition winners were:


1st – £300.00

Charlotte Collins Consider The Future Of Her Marriage

by H V Goddard

2nd – £150.00


by Alan Dunnett

3rd – £75.00

Love Me (Love My Dog)

by Peter Watson


Family – H G Powell – £35.00

Muse 2

by Joseph Fagan

Humorous – John Coleridge – £15.00

Diana And Her Fued With Actaeon

by Brenda Smith

Minimalist – Hilary Mellon – £15.00

Louis Armstrong-At-My-Sister’s-Funeral: You Lied

by Sheila K Barkside

This evening also saw all the launch of the competition Winners’ Anthology, which proved popular with everyone who attended. To purchase a copy of NWC’s latest book please go here. Alternatively, a downloadable list of the OPC winners can be found on this website.

To see an exclusive gallery from this meeting just head straight to our Facebook page.


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