Wokingham Today

Thames Valley Writers Circle


THE Thames Valley Writers’ Circle annual competitio­n for the Christine Mundy Poetry Trophy, attracted its highest number of entries this year.

These were judged by wellknown local poet and poetry tutor, Louise Ordish, with each entrant receiving her personal critique on their poem.

There was an open theme, which meant there was a wide range of poetry forms and subjects. All the poems were read by the authors on the prize giving evening and members were invited to give their views before Louise made her comments.

At the end of the evening she announced her top three and presented them with prizes.

In third place was Sally Johnson, with Middle-me which told about growing up as the middle child of three. Runner-up was Chloe Stoakes. Her poem, 40 Shades of Blue, covered a time-limited doctor’s appointmen­t.

In first place and winner of the Christine Mundy Trophy was Colin Ferguson with his poem Flamenco. Louise said that the rhythm of the poem caught the rhythm of the dance itself, with just the right amount of repetition and a good closure.

The Thames Valley Writers’ Circle are at present on their Easter break before recommenci­ng their weekly meetings on Tuesday, April 10.

Full details can be found on their website thamesvall­eywritersc­ircle.org Dick Sawdon Smith

 ??  ?? Colin Ferguson receives the Christine Mundy Trophy from Louise Ordish
Colin Ferguson receives the Christine Mundy Trophy from Louise Ordish

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