Seeing the wood and the trees: chance to become writer-in-residence with Forestry Commission

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The deadline is 14 January 2019 to apply for two national writer-in-residence opportunities, which will begin in the spring, as the Forestry Commission marks its centenary next year. The commission is particularly interested in hearing from people from under-represented groups, young writers and emerging writers living in urban locations to offer their perceptions of nature in England. It is also ...

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We're looking for a poetry journalist - or two - for Write Out Loud

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Write Out Loud is looking for a dedicated volunteer – or volunteers – with a love of poetry to take over the running of its poetry news and features operation.

Greg Freeman, Write Out Loud’s news editor for the past seven years, will be standing down from the role at the end of March. 

Greg, a...

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Wanted: 'poet-type' to front new band

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A guitarist-songwriter has asked Write Out Loud to help in his search for a “poet-type, with presence” to front a new “edgy, grooveable, rock n’ roll band” that he is putting together.

Angel Rivers...

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BBC's The Verb on lookout for new northern voices

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Last year Wigan poet Louise Fazackerley - pictured at Write Out Loud in Huddersfield - was one of the winners. This year Verb New Voices 3 is again looking for four artists based in the north of Engla...

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Call for 'heritage' podcasts by spoken word artists

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Performance poetry organisation Apples and Snakes is looking for spoken word artists to create podcasts with the theme of “heritage” for a monthly slot with Hive Live Radio, which is based in Bede’s W...

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Calling teenage poets in Yorkshire: search is on for film performers

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Teenage poets in Yorkshire are being invited to take part in performance poetry workshops that will lead to the creation of the True Grit Poetry Cycle, a series of six short digital films. Write to Sp...

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Wanted: new northern voices to feature on BBC's The Verb

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BBC Radio’s The Verb, presented by Ian McMillan, is offering three writers – from the north-east, north-west, and Yorkshire - the opportunity to generate a new work which reflects something unique ...

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Spoken word writer? Your chance to report on poetry for Write Out Loud

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Fancy yourself as an online journalist? Could you be part of the grassroots poetry revolution?

There’s a poetic revolution going on, with events, groups, projects and websites springing up acro...

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Performers wanted for International Women's Day event

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A charity event to mark International Women’s Day is looking for poets, comedians and acoustic musicians to perform. The event on Friday 8 March, at Eden Bar, Canal Street, Manchester, will be in a...

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Wanted: poetry and fiction editors for online magazine

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Blankpages, Blank Media Collective’s monthly online magazine for emerging artists, is looking for a poetry editor and fiction editor to join a team of Manchester-based volunteers.

The job speci...

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