Mother Hubbard Wins Through to BBC Final!

Congratulations Michelle Hubbards who won Farrago Poetry Slam in London on 28th April and now goes through  to perform live on the BBC Radio 4 Slam Competition Final... Listen out for it on Sunday 1st July at around 10.00pm.

Michelle "Mother" Hubbard is one of our Showcase Poets find out more about her and her work by clicking on the following link http://www.writeoutloud.net/poets/motherhubbar...

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Manchester Bohemians Sunday 29th April

This months Manchester Bohemians sees Alabaster DePlume (pictured - photo by Peter Crompton) compering a weird and wonderful set of Manchester Bohemians including Write Out Loud's own Gordon Zola and his mighty organ.
Full details of this gig can be found in the gig guide on this site.

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Preston's New Poetry Night!

Yes there's a new poetry night in Preston at long last on Sunday 29th April - see gig guide on this site for full details.

Open Mic Poetry, Participatory Percussion, Mace's Favorite Reggae, The "King O...

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erbacce Journal 9 lives!

The latest edition of erbaccea is now available and features the work of Mario Susko. Check the website to see if your poetry has also been included and if so send us a snail-mail address so we can...

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Writing on the Wall (WoW) Festival

After its success last year, WOW again presents Pulp Idol, where unpublished writers get the chance to pitch their work to a panel of judges (writers, agents and publishers) to compete for the c...

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I Need a Woman!

I need a woman to win the Mslexia 2007: WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION, see http://www.mslexia.co.uk

Judges: U A Fanthorpe and R V Bailey; Closing date: 27 April 2007
1st Prize £1000; 2nd prize £500; 3r...

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Shortfuse Poetry Idol 10

Become a Poetry Idol and the envy of all you friends by entering a competition run by Shortfuse in London.

Six poets perform for 10 minutes each to be awarded the Poetry Idol 10 crown, and to win a f...

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New Book by Pulsar Editor David Pike


One of Write Out Loud's featured poets, who also runs Pulsar in the West Country, has a new book out. Called "In the Mix" it's a collection of his poems from 1990 to 2006. Find out more about Davi...

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Wendy Cope in Barrow-in-Furness, Tuesday 24th

"If I Don't Know"

Wendy Cope visits the Forum for a slightly subversive, hilarious and totally frank evening on the subject of men and other unsatisfactory elements.

A fresh and entertaining reading f...

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Show Case Your Work At The Royal Exchange

Proposals now invited for this summer’s showcase at The Studio – Royal Exchange Theatre 26 –28 July 2007.
If you are developing some new live performance ideas and would like to share your work in ...

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Win £1k For Your Poem

Chapter One Promotions has a Poetry Competition: top prize £1000 - entry fee £5 per poem. Closing date 1 June 2007. 20 selected poems will be posted on the website and readers will vote for the winn...

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Man Arrested For Ironing His Poetry

Poet Dave Morgan pictured moments before being arrested by the Poetry Police for crimes against poetry...cont page 95 

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Idiot Poet Declares Himself King

In a move that rocked the poetry world Paul Blackburn (pictured), the Idiot Poet, recently declared himself the king of all poetryland. Before being taken away to Broadmoor he said...continued page 94...

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Wigan Poetry Picnic Saturday 21st April

If you go down to the woods today - well, Saturday.

Yes it's the Wigan Poetry Picnic. Meet at 1.30pm in the Worthington Lakes car park.

Explore the beautiful spring flora and fauna in the company of loc...

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Spotlight Club, Lancaster Friday

As well as guest poet James Knight performing his wonderful poetry, another Write Out Loud featured poet, Alabaster Deplume will appear at the Spotlight Club 8.30pm on Friday the 20th April in Lancast...

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Wanna Work With A Film Maker?

Calling Writers who want to work with film makers click on the link below to find out about possible collaborations http://www.digitaldeparturescollaboration.blogspot.com/

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Love v Lust Comes to Wigan Thursday 19th April

Yes the tour comes to Wigan's Tavern pub at 8pm on Thursday Apr 19th.

Will lust ever triumph? It hasn't so far - find out why by attending the performance tonight and vote for the Lust team to give the...

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Middleton Write Out Loud

Write Out Loud, in conjunction with Cartwheel Arts, has set up a new Middleton event at The Olde Boars Head, Long Street Middleton to run on the 4th Sunday of the month stating at 8pm on 22nd April 20...

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Marina Lewycka Comes To Leigh

Author Marina Lewycka will be at the Turnpike Centre, Leigh at 2pm on Friday 20th of April as part of the Wigan and Leigh Literary Festival- full details in the gig guide on this site.

Marina Lewycka i...

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Moxy Casimir’s Radio 4 Play

Friend of Write Out Loud and regular contributor of poems and discussions, Moxy Casimir - real name Lavinia Murray - wrote last Sunday’s Radio 4 play (15th) but if you didn't manage to hear it  you c...

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Tony Walsh Better than Elvis

In a shock announcement yesterday, Write Out Loud's Paul Blackburn declared "Tony Walsh is better than Elvis McGonagall...cont page 96

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International Anti-Racism Poetry Events

Following a substantial rise in racist attacks in Belfast a group of Belfast poets have put out an international call for anti-racist events to be held in mid-April under the banner 'Love Poetry,Hate...

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Don't Miss the Wigan Poetry Slam!

Don’t miss: Wigan poetry slam, Thursday 12th April

A high octane night of great poetry a cool vibe, and a lorra laughs as some fantastic poets slam it out for big prizes and a place in the heats...

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Citizen32 Magazine Launch 'Class' Issue

Citizen32 Magazine Launch their 'Class' issue At Britons Protection on the 3rd May with an all star cast of: George Wallace, Poet Laureate Suffolk County, New York. + The Poetry Chicks from Northern ...

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Words Literary Festival Begins on Monday 9th April

This year's Leigh and Wigan Words Together Literary Festival  begins on the 9th of April this year. Have a look at the gig guide on this site to check out all the events.

This is the fourth consecuti...

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Merseyside Minis Writing Competition

Merseyside Minis is a national non-fiction writing competition.

Who's running it: Capsica, a small Liverpool publishers

What is it for: A piece of non-fiction prose about Liverpool or Mersey...

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Poetry Can Competition

Poetry Can is pleased to announce the Poetry Can Poetry Competition 2007, launched on 2nd April.
After a successful inaugural competition, The Poetry Can Poetry Competition is open again for entr...

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Sharpen Up Your Act! Performance Workshop

A free poetry performance/slam workshop with performer, poet and co-organiser of Write Out Loud, Julian Jordon.

Tuesday 10th April, 1pm until 4pm. Free. Hallgate House, Wallgate, Wigan.

More info an...

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