Speakeasy Manchester Is Back!

Speakeasy's back at 9pm on Saturday the 2nd June.


Yes - back, bigger & brighter, with poets, singers, musicians & DJs delivering tightass sets.

This Month we bring forth 4 your audible pleasure, a winner takes all, pull no punches RamJamSlam. Strictly 4 da strong of heart and art.

& after all
the live stuff, you can bust your bootie like a quivering cutie to our sumptuous selector's
phat p...

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Everyword 2007 at the Liverpool Everyman

Liverpool's Everyman and playhouse present: Everyword 5 June - 9 June at 14:00 pm

Open your mind this June with Everyword 2007. The Everyman’s annual festival of new writing is back with a week of workshops, seminars, readings and events to stimulate your mind and get the creative juices flowing. ...

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New Features!

Yes we've now got blogging and you can comments on poets and their work!

For poets who have their profiles on our showcase page you can now have your own 'blog' and you can add new entries to your own ...

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Competitions, Competitions, Competitions....

For those of you interested in poetry for the money - Read on..........

Poetry on the Lake 7th International Poetry Competition. Closing Date:15-Jun-07
3 categories: Silver Wyvern 1st £300 + Silver W...

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SOAPBOX - Have Your Say!

On the Number 10 Downing Street website there is a petition that aims to stop the Chancellor using Arts and Heritage Lottery money to plug the funding gap in the 2012 Olympics. The Chancellor prop...

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Creative Support for Emerging Writers

If you are an ambitious, unpublished writer of Poetry, Fiction or Creative Non-fiction, New Writing Ventures is for you. In the competitive world of publishing it has a proven track record. Now in i...

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Win £500!

Essex Poetry Festival 7th Open Poetry Competition. First Prize £500, Second £200, Third £100

and 3 runner-up prizes of £10 book tokens

Sole adjudicator Anne-Marie Fyfe.

Winning poems wi...

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White Chimney Magazine Launch

The launch party for the first issue of White Chimney Magazine is on Thursday May 24th at the Groucho Club in London - see gig guide for full details.

White Chimney is a London based, literary public...

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Apple Picking Society Change of Date!

The Apple Picking Society event will not be held on the 22nd of May the next one will be on the 29th May instead and carry on fortnightly there onwards.

It's Free and it's 8pm - so come and enjoy at...

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New York Sensation Coming To Runcorn on 24th May

TAYLOR MAC - a US phenomena not to to be missed! He's a flamboyant chameleon of words, music and socio-political tirades and is coming to The Brindley Studio,  High Street, Runcorn in Cheshire at 7....

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Michael Horvitz in Liverpool on 23rd May

Michael Horovitz:seminal 60s poet and driving force behind "New Departures" publishing, the Poetry Olympics live performance events the length & breadth of the country, and the historic Wholly Com...

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Give Us Some Feedback Please

Here's your opportunity to give us feedback on what you think of Write Out Loud's web site. What you hate. What you like. What irritates. What delights. What you would like to see on the site and how...

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Creatures of the Intertidal Zone

Cinnamon Press & Susan Richardson invite you to the launch of Susan's Richardson's superb first poetry collection: "Creatures of the Intertidal Zone"

Thursday 21st June 7:30pm, at the Norwegian Chu...

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Libertine Magazine Accepting Submissions Now

Libertine Magazine is the only magazine dedicated solely to Poetry & Song Lyrics.

We aim to liberate language from the restrictive confines of stereotype making Libertine Magazine accessible & enjoya...

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Poems & Prose Wanted In Chorlton

New for 2007… Ever wanted to see yourself in print?

To replace our usual poetry competition, this year we are inviting all budding poets to submit entries for our new Celebration of...

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Win £1k In The Troubadour Poetry Competition

Troubadour Poetry Prize is Judged By: Helen Dunmore & David Constantine - both judges will read all poems submitted.

1st prize £1000, 2nd £500, 3rd £250 plus 20 commendations @ £20 e...

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The Mouth of the Cave

The Mouth of the Cave will be premiering on May 16th and 17th 2007 at 7.45pm at The Carriageworks, Millennium square, Leeds LS2 3AD Tickets £5/3 conc. Box Office; 0113 224 3801. www.carriageworkst...

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Launch Of Graham Buchan's New Collection

The launch of Write Out Loud's showcase poet Graham Buchan's full collection "there is violence in these vapours" will take place upstairs at The Old Crown pub, 33 New Oxford Street, London WC1A...

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Chloe Poems's Li'l Book O' Manchester

The launch of Chloe Poems's "Li'l Book O' Manchester" takes place at Britons Protection at 7.30pm on Thursday 10th May. Full details in the gig guide on this site.

Chloe Poems and special guests Martin...

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Frantica Event Cancelled For Summer!

Yes unfortunately this enjoyable Manchester night has come to an end - at least for the time being. Organiser Alabaster DePlume (pictured) says "A lot of our best musicians and contributors are going ...

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Citizen 32 launches new class issue as part of Manchester May Day celebrations

7.30pm, Thursday May 3rd, Briton's Protection sees the launch of the latest issue of Manchester's radical poetry magazine on the theme of "Class".

The Manchester-based poetry and arts magazine Citize...

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Jordon McGlacken Wins BBC Slam Eliminator 1st May

Jordon McGlacken and Write Out Loud showcase poet Mark Mace Smith (pictured) were the winners at the slam held at the Contact Theatre, Manchester On Tuesday, 1st May, they go through to the North West...

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