Articles October 2008
7 ?" 9 November 2008â¦ and despite the credit crunch and the plethora of other festivals, our boldly imaginative programme has attracted reassuringly healthy advance bookings (average 71% across 31 events). This yearâs Festival promises to be its usual feast of poetry excellence with a programme designed to intrigue and enlighten. Tickets are still available for most events ?" so itâs not too late to escape to Suffolkâs irresistible seaside town for the complete poetry weekend...
What I Do That's New is a new bi-weekly feature column on Write Out Loud, in which guest poets explain their style. Our intention is to highlight innovative ways of producing poetry and to act as a forum by which creative thinkers can share their ideas, and to encourage readers and writers to analyse their work and that of others.
We launch this feature on the 8th December with an article from Attila the Stockbroker.
Youâre unique. Your writings or performances are different...
Lots of lively discussion afterwards too!
DO NOT MISS
the November session where the guest will be Emjay [Jane Hollingworth].
Winner of Ilkley Literature Festival open mic competition, Emjay has recorded a CD of her 'Headpoem...
The University of Liverpool is pleased to announce that George Szirtes will give the 2008 Kenneth Allott Lecture in Poetry on Thursday 6 November at 5.30pm in the Jack Leggate Theatre. The lecture is open to all and free to attend.
The Jack Leggate Theatre is located in the newly opened Victoria Gallery and Museum, in the Grade II listed Victoria building on Brownlow Hill, the Universityâs original site.
George Szirtes was born in Budapest and came to England as a refugee in 1956....
He died very suddenly & unexpectedly last year, and this reading has been organised by his friends & some of the talented poets he published, as a tribute to him.
It will be introduced by Michael Glover.
Michael Glover Cathy Bolton Sylvia Christie
At 2pm on Sunday 26th October, Tony Walsh will be performing the most ambitious thing he's ever written at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry as part of both Manchester Literature Festival and The Big Science Read.
The twenty minute piece was originally commissioned for the Worktech07 event held at The British Library in London last November. Entitled, "Zeroes and Ones" it has a science and computing related theme throughout and begins with The Big Bang, before engaging the a...
In autumn 2009, Flarestack Publishing is launching its new imprint, Flarestack Poets, under the direction of Meredith Andrea and Jacqui Rowe (both Flarestack Poets). They're looking for poetry that dares outside current trends, even against the grain... collections that aren't bus queues, from poets who are forging their own linguistic connections with the root-ball of experience. Flarestack pamphlets have a reputation for quality and diversity, and for encouraging work from new and est...
On Saturday 8th November 2008 Jorie Graham will hold a Masterclass as part of the Liverpool Literary Festival - Shipping Lines
- 10.30am -12.30pm at the Bluecoat
Poets are invited to submit work to be workshopped with Jorie Graham, or simply to attend...
Â£5/Â£3/Â£1 book through the Philharmonic Box Office 0151 709 3789
Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including
her most recent, Sea Change (Ecco, 2008). She has also edited two anthologies, Earth Took of Ear...
The Rape and Abuse Line announces the opening of the annual short story competition which closes on 31st October 2008 and will be open to writers submitting a short story of between 1500 and 1800 words. The rules can be downloaded from their web site (see below). Please read them carefully before entering your stories.
The organisers would like see a short story continuing on from the opening few words âIf it hadnât been for that telephone callâ¦â¦â¦..â¦â
This could be a rec...
On Saturday 17th Jan 2009 "Not Part Of New Years Eve" will return and you can be part of it.
"Overstanding Rastafari" 0n 21/10/2008 featuring Yasus Afari and Friends
Yasus Afari is the author of the Jamaican best seller "Overstanding Rastafari" which has had an incredible impact since it was published in 2007. Already in it's fourth print run this book is currently being translated into Japanese and Spanish.
In conversation with local friends and poets from the Rastafarian community,
Yasus Afari talks about the succes...
If you have a poem or short story that you would like to
feature in the show, or if you would like to appear on
the show, then email Tony a...
Meanwhile we, at Write Out Loud, wish John a speedy recovery.
The Library Theatre Company is now welcoming submissions from Manchester-based writers, performers, and theatre companies.
If you have a script, a scene or just a burning idea you want to explore then we want to hear from you! Please submit a script, or a proposal of no more than 500 words by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to First Stage, The Library Theatre Company, Central Library, St Peterâs Square, Manchester, M2 5PD.
If you want to find out more about the event, please c...
Due to the unexpected closure of the Howcroft Inn the Write Out Loud Bolton event on Sunday (19th Oct) will be held at the Gypsy's Tent - start time 8pm.
Details of the event including full address of, and directions to the pub can be found in the gig guide
The photograph is a sample of his work.
Find out more about Mark at http://www.writeoutloud.net/poets/markniel
The Gala will be held on Thursday 16th October, 7.30pm at the Royal Northern College of Music Tickets: Â£7/5 Box Office: 0161 907 5555
The inaugural Manchester Poetry Prize, set up by the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, attracted over a thousand entries from more than 30 countries. The shortlisted winners, Mike Barlow (from Lancaster), Mandy Coe (from Liverpool), Allison McVety (from Wokingham), Helen Mort (from Cambridge), Lesley Saunders (from Slough) and Rosie Shepped ...
A one day course run by David Bateman (pictured)
Poets Of The Mersey Sound Sat 11th Oct 2008
One-Day Course Information Sheet
Venue: Newsham Adult Centre
What is the course about? The poetry of Adrian Henri, Roger McGough & Brian Patten, the 3 poets featured in the influential & huge-selling anthology, The Mersey Sound (Penguin, 1967; revised editions 1974 & 1983).
Who is this course for? Anyone who is interested in poetry or in Liverpool culture.
What do I need to know to do this cou...
The Bookhabit Poetry Competition is free to enter. There is a written section and a performance section with audio or video formats. The overall winner will receive US$1000. There are 3 rounds:
Bright Books are delighted to invite you to this event to hear Lemn Sissay read his poetry,
share his thoughts and sign copies of his eagerly anticipated new book, âListenerâ
Lemn is currently the writer in residence at The Royal Festival Hall, London and has appeared on many radio and TV broadcasts including being the youngest contributor to Grumpy Old Men.
Lemnâs last visit to Bright Books was a magical event. All who attended were captivated by his
enthusiasm and emotional poetry. This even...
Shock of the New. This is what Ezra Pound wanted. What Robert Hughes thought that art generated right through the last century. Flickering change. In 2008 has this changed? Literature may still be new but does it continue to make waves?
BayLit, the Academiâs annual literature festival will try to find out. Expect the young, the new, and the alternative.
For more information www.acade...
Last month's poem of the month writer, Hannah Kate, has chosen this month's poem.
Find out more about Steven and his work at...