Basildon MayFest 12th May 2018


I shall be in Basildon Market Square on Saturday helping to man/woman the Basildon Heritage Society stall. I will also be selling my books with local interest – heavily discounted I hasten to add. Please come as apart from my less than esteemed presence there will be much else on offer. See you there?






Littoral Press full collection poetry competition


Don’t forget the first Littoral Press full poetry collection competition is accepting entries

up to the 31st December 2017. Full details are on our website:

Good Luck

East Anglian Miscellany – A poetry & Music evening at St Mary’s church Boxford Suffolk – Sunday 29th October at 7.00pm


East Anglian Miscellany

Poems about the people,

places and nature of East Anglia

by Mervyn Linford

plus original songs and music from

the limericks:

colin whyles: piano, guitar and concertina

amanda goosby & colin whyles: vocals

Cheese, wine and nibbles

Entry £10.0

All proceeds to church funds

St Mary’s Church Boxford

7.00pm Sunday 29th October 2017


Forthcoming Readings by Mervyn Linford


Essex Poetry Festival on National Poetry Day Thursday September 28th 2017 for poetrywivenhoe at the Royal British Legion The Quay Wivenhoe 7.30 for 8.00pm – there will be an open mic session and the lauch of wivenhoepoetry’s Freedom Poetry

Essex Poetry Festival Friday 29th September at Chipping Ongar Library – 10.30am

Fund raising event St Mary’s Church Boxford Suffolk on Sunday 29th October at 7.30pm Accompanied by the Limericks (Colin Whyles and Amada Goosby) piano, guitar, concertina and vocals. £10.00 entry cheese & nibbles included.


Littoral Press Full Collection Poetry Competition


The Littoral Press has inaugurated a twice yearly poetry competiton where the winner will have a full collection of their work published. Half or more of the collection must be poetry that concerns itself with the natural world and or spirituality the rest can be on any subject whatsoever. Full details can be found of Littoral’s website:

Book Launch – “Credo” – Poetry Collection by Mervyn Linford published by the Mica Press of Wivenhoe, Essex


Please don’t forget. Please don’t leave me on my own! Book launch of ‘Credo’ at the Naval & Military Club, Royal Terrace, Southend on Sea, Essex at 8 for 8.30pm on Wednesday 21st June 2017. Bar available for alchololic drinks, soft drinks, teas and coffees. Free Entry – All Welcome. Poems about landscapes, seascapes, nature, people, places and relationships. No sales pressure, just mutual pleasure in the written and spoken word and above all the friendship of likeminded people. Love & Light – Mervyn (Linford)