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Win Train Tickets to Paris

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Amida, the Sustainable Development Recruitment Agency, has launched a poetry competition with a sustainability theme, with your chance to win 2 return tickets to Paris!

Sample poems, from Amida's own employees, are currently on their blog to, hopefully, give you inspiration for your own poems.

Deadline for entries: Monday 14th March 2011 at 5pm. 

Details here http://www.amida-recruit.com/event-details.aspx?q=3

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Cooper Clarke, Hegley, and loads of open mic at Cheltenham Poetry Festival

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There are some cracking events on at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival that starts this week and runs from 31st March to 3rd April 2011.

Yep, John Cooper Clarke, John Hegley, Bohdan Piesecki and lots, lots more poetry stuff including several open mic opportunities. Other highlights include:

Themed events exploring different poets’ responses to feelings or experiences, for example Poetry and Gardening, and The Poetry of Love.
The Gloucester Schools’ Poetry Slam, along with oth...

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Join the Write Out Loud BIG Weekend - £30 off for last few places

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First come first served for a £30 last minute discount for an absolute bargain poetry fun weekend.

This whole event was brilliant! said one participant at our last Write Out Loud BIG weekend. Wonderful, superb, thank you, thank you! were more, typical of our 100% excellent feedback. Now you can find out what all the fuss was about by signing up for one of the last few places!

In fact, this time will be even better, with top-class writing workshops, great company, chance to hold your ...

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Aesthetica Creative Works Competition

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Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all artists, writers and poets to submit their work for entry into the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2011.

Now in its 4th year, the Creative Works Competition is dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent across three disciplines, indentifying new writers and artists and bringing them to international attention.

The competition has three categories – Poetry, Fiction and Artwork & Photography, and the winners and finalists from ea...

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Buxton Poetry Competition 2011

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The Buxton Poetry Competition 2001 is open for entries in 3 categories:  Open Poetry (aged 19 and over), Young Peoples Poetry (ages 12 to 18) and Children’s Poetry (aged up to 12)  - Age is as of 1st April 2011.

The theme of the competition is ‘Fire’ and poets are invited to use their imagination to interpret in anyway they please.

Prizes for the Open category: £300, £200 and £100

Prizes for the other categories: Book tokens

Closing Date for all entries is 1st April...

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Your Favourite Place to Write ...

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Edith Wharton would compose in bed on a writing board propped upon her lap, while Roald Dahl conjured his creations in a shed at the bottom of his garden... When the Arvon Foundation asked some of their tutors where they liked to write, they had a great response. Poets Penelope Shuttle likes writing in the attic, while Simon Armitage admits his favourite place is in his head, and actress, writer and comedienne - Isy Suttie (pictured) likes to write in a messy bedroom amidst dirty clothes.

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The Woman in White

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Litfest is inviting you to enjoy a rip-roaring Victorian mystery novel in your lunch-hour this month – Wilkie Collins’ classic ‘The Woman In White’. A suspenseful tale of madness and stolen identity, with a cast of weird and wonderful characters, it has been a readers’ favourite since its serialisation in 1859-60.

The popular Lunchtime Classics events are a 40-minute introduction to works of great literature, with a chance to hear excerpts read aloud. Dr Catherine Spooner from L...

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Welsh Short Story Competition - win £1k

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The 2011 Rhys Davies Short Story Competition could be your big chance to make your mark on the Welsh literary scene and get your hands on the First Prize of £1000. A further ten equal runner-up prizes of £100 are also available. Plus, the 2011 competition once again sees Academi working with BBC Radio Wales who will broadcast a selection of the winning stories on BBC Radio. Academi is delighted to announce that the 2011 competition will be judged by award-wining writers Trezza Azzopardi, Ru...

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Huddersfield Literature Festival 2011

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This year’s Huddersfield Literature Festival is taking place at various venues throughout the city from the 16th to 20th March.

The festival is launched with a celebration of 25 years of Peepal Tree Press. Though this is a free event tickets will go fast so it’s best to book early.

There are some well known and prestigious names taking part: David Peace, Anne Fine, Simon Armitage, David Nobbs, AL Kennedy and controversial teenage fiction writer Melvin Burgess.

The programme is...

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Norwich Writing Workshops 20011

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Writers’ Centre Norwich has announced a series of writing workshops that are running throughout 2011.

Highlights include weekly short courses in poetry (led by Esther Morgan) and fiction writing (Stephen Foster), and a host of day workshops looking at writing for radio, poetry environments, literary agent consultation and more

To find out full details of all the courses click here

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Wondermentalist Cabaret

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What have Elvis McGonagall (pictured), comedy songs and the hole-punch that you nicked from the office got in common? Well, they’re all featured on BBC Radio 4’s fantastic new comedy-cabaret poetry show ‘Wondermentalist Cabaret’.

Write Out Loud’s Julian Jordon has, thoughtfully, reviewed the first instalment for you. Read it now: http://writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=19160  but if you want to listen to that episode – you’ll have to be very quick, as you...

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Moss Rich Poetry Competition

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Pighog Press have teamed up with the Centre for Community Engagement (CCE) and the Students Union at the University of Sussex to launch The Moss Rich 'Sounding the Site' Poetry Competition - celebrating Britain's oldest working poet, Moss Rich. Still captivating readers with his un-blunted brand of satirical verse, Moss Rich (pictured) is now in his 101st year!

The competition is only open to those living, or attending a secondary school, college, or university in Sussex. The theme is ‘...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition 2011

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The 5th International Welsh Poetry Competition has just been opened to one and all and is now accepting entries.

The aim of the competition is still to encourage and reward the abundance of creative writing talent that exists in Wales, but you don’t have to be Welsh to enter as the competition is open to anyone from anywhere in the world.

This year’s competition will be judged by the winner of last year’s competition - Welsh writer Sally Spedding (pictured). Sally has published ...

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Musical Star Wanted!

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Write Out Loud poet, Kate Tym, is also part of a comedy song singing double act.... but her musical partner is leaving her... and she needs a new one!

She's looking for a female, aged between 30-ish to 50ish, who can play an accompanying instrument and sing to a fairly high standard. She should also be able to compose music to Kate's lyrics, work collaboratively, feel comfortable performing funny stuff and not mind rude!

It would also be great if you live within an hour's distance of ...

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Submission guidelines

Submissions Wanted!

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What we want

Write Out Quiet does not publish a lot of poetry, and most of that which we do put out there will either be messed with in some way, critiqued unflinchingly or reproduced in partial quotation only in order to illustrate a point made in an article.

Most of our output is in the form of articles and reviews.  We are also keen to publish your views on both the ezine itself and poetry issues in general in our letters page, together with any amusing problems you’d li...

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Trippin'

Write Angle with Mab Jones, Chichester

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Out of an audience of almost 50 people packing the room (who said January was noted for having small turnouts?), there were 20 Open Mikers including several professionals. Many poems were performed – not read. Amazing! The gig lasted longer than usual, and no one left! Another high energy evening for Write Angle, proving 'the spoken word' is becoming more popular, and is seen as clever and fun, rather than 'hard work'.

Write Angle's comic/poet, Mab Jones, in from Wales, had everyone in ...

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Horoscopes

Dunking Valentines - Just to let you know where I am: I'm out

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Ooh! February! My favourite month! Off down to Hallmark to get a shed load of Vallies! Think I’ll send one to every lady poet on WOL! Bless!

 

Aries

Mars is giving you a boost

Then your chicks come home to roost

Don’t spend too much on wine and chocs

You could end up with writer’s block

 

Taurus

Venus is in Capricorn

And things are looking gripping

You might win the lottery -

So no more bread and dripping!

 

Gemini

With Merc...

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