Canterbury's Liveliest Writing Group


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Derek Sellen

'Au Moulin de la Galette' has been shortlisted for Poetry on the Lake and also longlisted for the Fish competition


Greta Ross

'In the Line of Fire' was highly commended in the Sentinel Quarterly Poetry Competition

Derek Sellen

The poem 'Personifications of Time' was awarded second prize in Arts Richmond Roger McGough Poetry Competition 2019


Carol Dalton

longlisted for the National Poetry Competition for her poem Superstition

The 6th Five Words International Poetry Competition for 2018-2019, run by O’Bheal in County Cork, has been won by Mary Anne Smith, and the shortlist includes not only the current Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Derek Sellen, but also two former holders of the post: Gill Laker and Steve Xerri. Mary Anne, Derek and Gill are all active members of SaveAs Writers.

New books

Baroque Delights Of Many Layered Petticoats

Featuring: Derek sellen, Mary Anne Smith, Trevor Breedon and Luigi Marchini