Poetry Competition

Kingston Quakers Poetry Competition 2021-2
The competition was 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 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.

Next poetry event?

We haven't yet decided how to respond to the strong interest manifested in the competition, but the effort entailed is rather massive, so it will be something different.

More information about Quakers can be found at: https://www.quaker.org.uk                                                         

  You can contact Kingston Quakers through our contact us page (link below)