Spoken Word Session Submissions

Our theme for 2021 is still the historic voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 and so we are appealing for all budding or established writers to contribute to our popular “Spoken Word” sessions with a piece about the Mayflower.

This can be in any form you like, poem, prose, story and can be interpreted as you like. We also welcome readings of any existing work if you wish to take part in this way. With the Festival over six months away, there is plenty of time to plan so we hope that as many of you as possible will take part.

We’re always looking for something original, some poetry, prose or narrative that’s never been heard elsewhere before and especially if you’re not a published author or social media specialist? Right now we don’t want the piece itself but feel free to just say you have an idea and want to take part. Please include if you’re not local to Harwich and whether you’ll be travelling to the festival this October. Our website will ask for your email address if you use the comment box below ⇓ ⇓ but your email address isn’t displayed on the site. We may contact you via that address between now and the festival when we’re setting up the sessions.

Many thanks to Matthew Crampton for the link to his narration about Harwich and the Mayflower from last year, if you haven’t already watched the video, please do so. Perhaps it will inspire something brand new?

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  1. Hi Harwich
    Here’s a piece I recorded for the radio about Harwich and the Mayflower, then added pictures and turned into a youtube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN1tqW0Sn2g
    It’s based on my show Human Cargo for last year’s online Harwich festival and is similar to words and music shows I’ve performed before at your wonderful festival.
    Best wishes, Matthew

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