Poet was inspired by the Sussex landscape

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Writing enthusiasts can enjoy the work of a Seaford poet at the Friends’ Meeting House, Friars’ Walk, on Midsummer’s Day, Monday, June 24, starting at 7.30pm.

Pam Hughes was a prize-winning poet who lived in Seaford from 1999 until her death in 2008.

Many of her poems were inspired by the Sussex landscape, while others reflect her sense of dislocation, a “feeling of being a yearning outsider.”

Pam was very concerned with the plight of refugees, so to mark Refugee Week 2013, an event featuring Pam’s poems will be held in Lewes.

Ralph Taylor, Pam’s husband, will read his late wife’s poems. The evening will also feature poems by Patricia Adelman, a published poet based in Seaford, and by Margaret Whiting, a long-time poet from Newhaven. Susan Jappie, who was married to a South African refugee, will provide flute interludes.

All four performers are members of Seaford Quaker Meeting, as was Pam Hughes.

Copies of Pam’s books will be on sale.