Gujarati Mushaira

Julian Jordon, Dave Morgan and Paul Blackburn had the great honour of being invited to a Gujarati Mushaira ( a poetry festival) on Saturday 23rd June by the Gujarati Writer's Guild UK featuring American Gujarati poet Adil Mansuri (pictured). A full review by Dave can be found by clicking on: Mushaira Review  

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Rain doesn't stop play!

Congratulations to Write Out Loud regular Tony Walsh who finished runner-up in the Glastonbury Festival Poetry & Words slam final.  Double congrats to winner John Berkavitch who last graced our stage as part of Apples and Snakes' Temptation tour.
 
Tony has now posted a review of the event a...

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An Evening With Fred D’Aguiar

In the Bicentennial of the Slavery Abolition Act you are invited to an evening with Internationally Acclaimed Writer Fred D’Aguiar (pictured).
Born in London, partly raised in Guyana, and now Professor...

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Spoken Word Commission

The Freedom and Culture Programme

Freedom and Culture is a collaboration between Cultural Brokers (Director Baroness Lola Young) and Alchemy Anew (Director Dr Nima Poovaya Smith).  It comprises...

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"New Writer" Poetry & Prose Competition

For short stories, novellas, single poems, poetry collections, essays and articles; offers cash prizes as well as publication for the prize-winning writers in The Collection, special edition of The...

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VINCENT McTIGUE COMPETITION OF COMIC VERSE

LIVERPOOL INKLINGS 
WRITERS GROUP 

VINCENT McTIGUE COMPETITION OF COMIC VERSE 

RULES FOR ENTRY 

1: Submissions must arrive before October 30th 007. Later arrivals will be disqualified. 
     2: Ple...

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Belmont Poetry Prize!

the only poetry competition in the UK for poets writing poems for children.  Deadline: 20 Jul 2007
Entry fee: £3 per poem.
1st prize £400 Runners-up - four prizes of £50.
Poems should be aimed at ch...

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Arts Council England Competition

Arts Council England is inviting poets to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act by writing a poem on the theme of enslavement.
Eleven poems will be specially commissio...

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Denbigh Festival Slam - everyone a winner!

Can you win the bardic chair? If not, all entrants get £10! (max 16, first come, first served).

Denbigh's fifth Midsummer Festival slam - this Sunday, 24th June - promises to be a fantastic, ro...

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Afternoon "Riders" in Horwich

As part of the Horwich Carnival there will be a special "Riders" event at 1pm on 24th June at the Crown Hotel, Chorley New Road, Horwich with guest star Rachel Appleton (pictured) and it's free!
"Ride...

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Growing Up An Alien

Growing Up An Alien with Aoife Mannix and Janie Armour at the Southbank Centre ‘scratch’ performance - Growing Up An Alien

Written and performed by Aoife Mannix
Music written and performed by J...

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Poets at Glastonbury

For those of you lucky enough to be going to Glastonbury this year don't forget to visit the "Poetry and Word Tent" where you might see such luminaries as Tony Walsh, Thick Richard, Andy Craven-Grifft...

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Celebrate the Life Of Edmund Cusick!

Dead Good Poets Society in Liverpool at 8pm on Wednesday 20th June celebrates the life of  Edmund Cusick with poets Gladys Mary Coles & Aileen la Tourette, plus support from the Liverpool John Moores...

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Help Required in Northamptonshire

Would you like to get together with other like minded poets or lyrists who have an interest in stand up poetry, who would like to perform, bring poetry to life and give it a new and dynamic existence ...

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Doin' Moon On Tour

Performed, Devised and Composed by Write Out Loud's own Anwen Lewis & Akiel 'Scorcha' Chinelo, Doin' Moon is being performed at key venues around the North West, so book now and put the dates i...

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Mersey Sound is back in Bolton

Yes the Mersey Sound is back in Bolton at the Octagon Theatre Bar, Bolton, Tuesday 12 June 8.30pm.

Forty years ago this year, as Sergeant Pepper hit the airwaves, Penguin published "The Mersey Sou...

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Comment On Poem Of The Month

Yes you can now comment on Poem of the the Month - though you have to log on first - but then you can comment on not only the latest but any of our previous poems of the month.

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Swap High Heels For Boots At Poetry Cafe

Poets are supporting the Touching Tiny Lives campaign at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden on Saturday June 16th.

City girl, Christine Bennett, is to swap London for the high altitude Peru Inca Trail. S...

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Latest Issue of Parameter Magazine Available

The fourth edition of the eclectic Parameter Magazine is now available and more information can be found about it, along with samples of work, at www.parametermagazine.org

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June's Poem of the Month

Congratulations to Jane Holland whose poem "Green Man" is Write Out Loud's poem of the month for June. Jane gives interesting background information about writing the poem in her blog entry which can ...

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