T Geoff Stevens (1942 - 2012) Editor of Purple Patch Magazine, 1976-2012 Following Geoff’s death in February, 2012, Purple Patch magazine is no more. However, the website has been transferred to this website (link below).  His tradition of running poetry meetings at the Barlow Theatre (Oldbury Rep) have been restarted, named Purple Penumbra and run by Al Barz and Ian Henery, with support and encouragement of John Upton, who arranges and manages the venue for us and provides drinks at the all-important bar. Parking is close to the theatre bar where we meet and has easy access for wheel-chairs. Come and enjoy! For full details, contact Al Barz To find out about the theatre: www.oldburyrep.org Indigo Dreams Publishing have instigated a competition for poets, The Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize for which the prize is a published collection of the winning poet’s work. The winners for 2012 are Terence Quinn and Julie McClean whose books will be published on 4th June, 2013. There will be a book launch event at The Barlow on 8th June Details will follow here and on Geoff’s Facebook Page If you have any queries, please email Al Barz