New Helen Dunmore collection looks back over 40 years

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The family of Helen Dunmore and some of her close friends will be at Waterstones in London’s Piccadilly on Tuesday 26 February for the launch of the late poet’s collection Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017.

Helen Dunmore won the Costa Book of the year prize in 2018 with her posthumous collection Inside the Wave. As well as critically acclaimed fiction, she also published 10 collections of po...

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Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox tonight

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Write Out Loud Woking is at the café at the Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking on Thursday 21 February at 7.30pm. Entry is free to this open-mic poetry event although there will be a bucket collection to support the Lightbox. Your compere is Greg Freeman. More details and Map

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Write Out Loud at Marsden library tonight

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The voluntary theme at Marsden Write Out Loud on Wednesday 20 February is “Out of Place”. The place to be is Marsden library, in Peel Street, Marsden, from 7.30pm.  Entry is £2. Share you own poems, r...

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John Darwin at Write Out Loud Sale tonight

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Former Write Out Loud Sale organiser John Darwin will be back at his old stamping ground on Tuesday 19 February to promote his forthcoming debut solo poetry collection. Its title? I meet Myself Return...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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Jeffarama! and Gordon Zola will be compering Bolton Write Out Loud’s supportive and welcoming night of open-mic poetry at Bolton Socialist Club on Sunday 17 February. Time is 7.30pm for 8 pm start. En...

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Saving Poetry Wigan – starting tonight at the Tudor

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Wigan Write Out Loud returns to the Tudor on Thursday 14 February - for its last session? It's one of the most iconic, idiotic, idiosyncratic - and, for many, career-launching - open-mic poetry nights...

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Going for goal! Man City conference looks at how poetry can improve pupil language skills

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A conference on Friday 15 January for primary school teachers and heads at Manchester's City's stadium will discuss the potential for raising attainment in English by bringing live poetry and poetry p...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

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Stockport Write Out Loud will be gathering at Stockport art gallery on Monday 11 February to share poems at another open-floor poetry night. Entry is a £1.50 donation, and it begins at 7pm. More detai...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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Bolton Write Out Loud invites experienced and brand-new poets to perform their work to a supportive audience at the UK's oldest socialist club on Sunday 20 January. Entry is £1 plus raffle to this ope...

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Clothes theme optional at Write Out Loud at Marsden library

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The optional theme at Marsden Write Out Loud tonight is clothes - the colours you wear to stand out; the colours you wear to belong; your brand-new dress; your favourite jeans; suits of armour, suits ...

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