August 2008 ← September 2008 Articles → October 2008
The organisation is now looking for a new editor, so if you live in the area and are interested please contact Robin for more information: Tel 0114 258 7270, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Capital of Culture poems wanted for Orbis 145, Special Issue on the theme of Culture* (see below)
Or Liverpool, Or from poets with some link to the City of Liverpool, eg, used to play in a band there when I was in Uni - but not if your neighbour used to live near somebody who used to know somebody who said their sisterâs friend may have gone out with Ringoâ¦
Deadline: September 30
4 poems by post with SAE (C5 preferred);
2 pieces of prose, maximum 1000 words (extracts can also be considered...
From 9 -12 October 2008 the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin is organising the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, the international festival for poetry films.
Poets from Cocteau to Jandl to Handke have experimented with cinematographic forms of expression, while film-makers like Man Ray, James Algar and Tim Burton have made films inspired by poems. From 9 - 12 October, the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin will be showing over 150 new poetry films from all over the world at the 4th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, and...
we thought our poets might be interested in this coming-of-age drama that premieres in The Studio at Manchesterâs Royal Exchange Theatre from Wednesday 24 September to Saturday 11 October, before transferring to Londonâs Young Vic Theatre.
Described as crackling, candid and witty, the play revolves around teenager Adam on his journey through a Pennine town secondary school to discover if the boy can ever become a man. Recounting his life, loves, family and friends, this poignant monologue fol...
It will be the first chance to hear new poetry by some of the best emerging poets in the region, including Sarah Corbett, Simon Howarth, Even Jones, Ian Pople & J.T. Welsch.
This free showcase of work by the students has been organised as part of the Centre's 'Literature Live' series of events.
FREE All welcome...
Come and get your preconceptions shaken up at this public reading of the work of a highly creative group who open the windows of life, illuminating even the darkest corners of experience with wisdom and with their poems and prose.
Cadishead Creative Start 50 plus group have been working with poet Louise Jones - known to fellow Write Out Louders for her original, quirky, and more traditional, styles -who has inspired their boundless creativity as group tutor. This public exposition is the result ...
A play in one act by
Brenda Read-Brown presented by Tewkesbury Arts and Drama Society at the
Cheltenham Literature Festival – 8:30 pm, Tuesday 14th October 2008.
A man and a woman meet, fall in love, and get married; one of them dies. Not an unusual story, you might think. But what makes Once this was a poet different is that the man and the woman are both performance poets, and the tale is told largely through their poems – witty, thought-provoking and sad. Paul McKee, Chelt...
Talking Myself Home is Yorkshire poet, comedian & broadcaster Ian McMillanâs life story in poems.
Hereâs a portrait of an unregarded place - Darfield, near Barnsley, a place mentioned (briefly) in the Domesday book and now trying to reinvent itself after the wholesale closure of the mining industry. And a love story between Lt Cdr J. McMillan, a Scottish sailor and Olive Wood, a young lass in Yorkshire.
The life story is that of John and Oliveâs son, the Bard of Barnsley, from Low Valley J...
On Monday 6th October Nottinghamâs Blackdrop celebrates its 5th anniversary, African history season and national poetry week by bringing to Nottingham, for the first time in almost ten years...
The amazing internationally acclaimed Linton Kwesi Johnson!
This event is not to be missed
Monday 6th oct 8.00pm Jongleurs, Castle Wharf, Nottingham
Tickets priced just Â£10..00 available now at Jongleurs.
Email Michelle Hubbard, email@example.com, if you...
SPINEBREAKERS ANNOUNCES âRHYTHM AND RHYMEâ COMPETITION
London, 22 July 2008... Spinebreakers, Penguinâs teen online book community, and the National Year of Reading today launched Love Lyrics and invited teens to follow in the footsteps of Nirvana to re-write iconic books, such as White Teeth, as lyrics.
The competition will see the winning entry have their song performed live by popular electro poet duo Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip.
The Love Lyrics compe...
The closing date for the 2010 Cardiff International Poetry Competition is fast approaching. With only days to go until the deadline of Friday 29 January 2010 now is the time to get writing and get posting. If you haven’t entered your prize-wining poem yet, don’t panic, there is still just enough time left to enter and be in with the chance of walking away with the First Prize of £5000. Further prizes available are £500 for second place, £250 for third and five runners-up will receive £50 each...
Last month's poem of the month writer, Pam Thompson, has chosen this month's poem.
Find out more about Hannah and her work at http://www.writeoutloud.net/poets/hannahkate
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