Our anthology for an uncertain, unsettling, painful, frightening, uplifting time

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Poetry in the time of coronavirus. Many copies of Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition anthology have now been mailed out  - and thanks for your enthusaistic reponses to receiving them!  We have already publicised the six poems that our judge Andrew McMillan picked out, which became the focus of our People’s Vote. Grateful thanks to our video performers -  BBC Casualty actors Olivi...

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Caroline Griffin and Lawrence Illsley are winners in our competition to aid NHS

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Caroline Griffin has won Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition in aid of NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal with her poem ‘Occupation (Lockdown April 2020)’. At the same time ‘Corn Chandelier’ by Lawrence Illsley has been named the winner of the People’s Vote. On receiving ...

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Voting is over in Write Out Loud's Beyond the Storm poetry competition. The winners will be announced soon!

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Voting is over in the People’s Choice section of Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition in aid of NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. In a few hours’ time the People’s Choic...

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People, it's time to vote! One day left to take part in the final stage of Write Out Loud's poetry competition to aid NHS

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This the last day of voting for the People’s Choice award in Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition in aid of NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 urgent appeal. Make sure you don't miss ou...

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Congratulations! Here are the names and poems of all the poets in the anthology

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Congratulations to the six shortlisted poets who will be appearing in the Write Out Loud Beyond the Storm competition anthology. They are, in alphabetical order: Deborah Ballantyne, Newly Qualified;  ...

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Pre-order a copy of our anthology for these strange, heartbreaking, inspiring times

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You can now pre-order a copy of Write Out Loud's Beyond the Storm competition anthology of 100 poems about the pandemic and beyond. It will be a record of these strange, heartbreaking but also inspiri...

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People's Vote videos: we talk to Gabriella, Olivia and Kirsty from BBC's Casualty

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Write Out Loud is grateful for the support of BBC Casualty producer Dafydd Llewellyn and actors Gabriella Leon, Kirsty Mitchell and Olivia D'Lima, all poetry lovers, in backing our competition to rais...

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Countdown to the People's Vote! Your chance to take part in the closing stage of Write Out Loud's poetry competition

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It’s the next stage in Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition - for poems about the coronavirus lockdown and beyond – as the countdown to the People’s Vote begins. Poets have already bee...

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People's Vote videos: we talk to Noah, Rhiannon and Jacob from ALRA North

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Emerging actors Noah Olaoye, Rhiannon Clements, and Jacob Butler are studying at or graduates from ALRA North drama school in Wigan. Write Out Loud is very grateful for their help in performing the sh...

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Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition raises £7,000 for NHS Charities Together's Covid-19 appeal

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Our heartfelt thanks to all those who have entered Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition to raise funds for NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. At the competition’s deadlin...

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BBC Casualty producer and actors back our competition to raise funds for NHS appeal

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Write Out Loud is grateful for the support of BBC Casualty producer Dafydd Llewellyn and actors Gabriella Leon, Kirsty Mitchell and Olivia D'Lima, all poetry lovers, in backing our competition to rais...

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Questions answered: this is where the competition money you've been donating will go

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You can find out in detail about the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal here. But below is a summary of where the money goes, taken from the organisation’s website Q&As:

 

What is the...

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'We love you NHS': moving messages from donors on our fundraising JustGiving page

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We at Write Out Loud take pride in the fact that our Beyond the Storm competition has helped to emphasise once again that special bond between our wonderful National Health Service and the people it s...

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Don't leave it too late! It's deadline day to enter Write Out Loud's Beyond the Storm poetry competition

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It's deadline day in Write Out Loud's Beyond the Storm poetry competition in support of NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 Urgent Appeal! You have until 11.59pm tonight to enter your poem or poems base...

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Here is some good advice to think about before sending in your poem to our competition

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Here are a few tips to consider before entering Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition:

Patience Agbabi, writing last year about the Marsden the Poetry Village competition, which had ...

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'Be bold and be brave': that's the message from competition judge Andrew McMilllan

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Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm competition judge Andrew McMillan has outlined the kind of poems he is looking for when he sifts through shortlisted entries. He said: “I’m looking forward to spendin...

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Please help us spread the word, to raise funds for our beloved, brave, tireless NHS staff

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We’re proud of our Beyond the Storm competition to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. But we need your help in spreading the word, to raise as much cash as we can. All ...

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