Poetry Competition

In 2022 we held a poetry competition inspired by Geoffrey Weeden, a long-standing Kingston Quaker and poet who died in 2021 at the age of 90.  The first line of his poem, ‘Draw Breath’ served as the theme for our poetry competition. Link to "Draw Breath"

Over 250 entries included excellent poems in each of the categories.  A booklet has been created with the winning entries.  You can read the winning and commended entries here or ask for the electronic version through our Contact Us page.

Copyright of all poems (in print and digital medias) remains with the authors but Kingston Local Quaker Meeting reserves the right to publish winning and commended poems.

Join us on Thursday 13th June to to enjoy an evening of verse and refreshments and hear poets Noel King, winner of the Geoffrey Weeden poetry prize, and Louis Mulcahy,  read from their latest books of poetry. 

If you submitted a winning or commended poem to the Geoffrey Weeden Poetry Prize and you have not had an invitation from us it’s because we do not have your present contact details. If you would like to come, please contact us.

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