Launch of Chat Facility On Write Out Loud Web Site

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Yes Write Out Loud has launched a Chat facility on its web site - so why not try it with your friends?


Note: You can open the WOL site in more than one browser i.e. have two or more versions of the site on your computer at the same time - you can then have a different chat session in each i.e. chat to two or more people at the same time.


Here are a couple of Frequently Asked Questions to help get ...

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Birmigham's Sunday Xpress Relocated

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Wrote Under Publishing are pleased to announce that The Sunday Xpress Open Mic is still growing strong and now relocated to the Adam and Eve pub in Digbeth. This new location boasts more seats, excellent sound and a cleaner yet still homely and friendly atmosphere. Now on every third Sunday of ...

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The Other Room - Seconds Out

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On Wednesday 4 June 2008 at 7.15pm, Manchester will see the second installment of the bi-monthly experimental poetry night, The Other Room, part of The Openned Readings series. The outstanding line-u...

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Call For Non-Fiction Submissions

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This is call for articles for the online PDF magazine, Incorporating Writing.

For the next issue articles between 1,000-2,500 words on the theme of PULP are required.  They are also looking for artwork...

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Join The Circle of Hands

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The next Circle of Hands Chat gathering for writers will take place on Saturday May 31st, at 9pm (GMT).
 
If you're unsure how that relates to your own time zone, simply Google an international cl...

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Poetry is Dead!

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'Poetry is Dead'  is the debut show from northern poets Joe Hakim and Mike Watts.
 
Taking performance poetry by the throat, this show is an unflinching observation of life in the 21st century, ...

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Walt Whitman Celebrations in Bolton

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Walt Whitman Celebration Weekend, Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June 2008

Bolton’s Whitmanites and the Edward Carpenter Forum will be hosting events in and around Bolton to celebrate the poet’s ...

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A Blush in Staindrop Church

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The poet Christopher Smart (pictured) was born in Kent, but came to Durham at the age of eleven and lived under the wing of the Barnard family at Raby Castle. He attended Durham School in the 1730s a...

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Live Poetry at Dove Cottage

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Psst...wanna hear about some daffodils?

OK the poetry may not be at Dove Cottage itself and daffodils may or may not be involved, but the Wordsworth trust have got a plethora of poets visiting over the...

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Writing Workshop in Wales

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Creative writing workshop with Phil Bowen - ‘A Fresh Look and a Fresh Listen.’ Participants should, if possible, bring a copy of any poem by Robert Frost and be prepared to create something new: poet...

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Write Out Loud Partnership with University of Bolton

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(Photograph, from left to right: Julian Jordon (WOL), Martin Thomasson & Matthew Welton (University of Bolton) and Paul Blackburn (WOL) 

The partnership between Write Out Loud and the University of...

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Writing Commision For NW Writers

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Flax is looking to commission a short fiction and a poem for a pair of limited edition posters to be launched at this year's litfest in Lancaster.

In the first instance, we invite any interested writer...

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

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The increasingly prestigious Ledbury Festival is taking place this year from the 4th to the 13th July. There's everything from Carol Ann Duffy (pictured) to a poetry jukebox; the Ledbury choir to film...

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Poetry for Peace

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Poetry for Peace writing competition, commemorating 50 years of CND in Britain. Poems and stories up to 50 lines in length, deadline 21 July 2008.  For more details call Steve on 0114 243 0867 ...

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Write your way to £1000! Quick!

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Phrased and Confused want to commission four lyricist, poet or spoken word artists interested in creating and performing new work for - the Phrased & Confused Tent at the Summer Sundae Weekender, a cr...

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300th Poet on the WOL Poets' Showcase

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James Kennedy aka Jimmy Fantastik (pictured) became the 300th poet to post his profile onto our Poets' Showcase. I only wish we had a prize to give him to mark this momentous occassion, but we don't s...

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Bolton University Graduate showcase and Write Out Loud creative partnership launch

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Matthew Welton will be one of the poets reading tonight as we launch our unique creative  partnership with Bolton University. It's the start of two days of showcasing their excellent  creative writing...

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Writing & Performing Tips Presentation

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On Thurs 22nd May, poet Mike Garry and comedian Julian Daniel, will be doing a talk as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival. The talk will last about an hour and will consist of chat about how Julian ...

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SoundBlast Goes Live Today

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The Poetry Book Society and Apples & Snakes are delighted to announce that SoundBlast goes live today. This lively new section on the Poetry Bookshop Online is dedicated to CDs from some of the UK’s ...

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Win Loads of Money!

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Here are some Competitions for you to enter sent to us by Sarah MacLennan of Dead Good Poet's Society in Liverpool.

Poetry on the Lake 8th International Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 12-May-08
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Poetry in the Luton Arts Festival

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As part of the Luton Arts Festival there are several poetry events that are well worth a look, check out http://www.lutonartsfestival.org/event/poetry for full details 

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Is your poetry worth £10,000?

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That’s for first prize in The Manchester Poetry Prize 2008.
And all you have to do is knock off a few poems and, er, win.
The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University is launching The Manche...

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Les Murray reads in Guildford - and it's free!

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The University of Surrey Annual Public Event - A Poetry Reading by Les Murray
Friday 30th May 2008
School of Management, University of Surrey
Drinks Reception: 6:00pm
Reading: 6:30pm
Admission FREE
Ti...

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Roam the Rows in Chester

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Roam the Rows, a summer event in Chester on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 August 2008, is a celebration of the city, its retailers, the cultural heritage and the people of Cheshire. The organisers want to ...

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Paper Planes Creative Writing Workshop

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Whatever you write, switch on new ideas by taking part in this innovative and informal workshop with its range of creative and practical exercises. Whether you write scripts, poems, stories, blogs ...

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Chorlton Arts Festival 16th to 24th May

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Last year over 18,000 people attended the Festival week and the organisers are confident that this year’s programme will match, if not exceed that figure. As always, there is a hectic week in store ...

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Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival

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The 18th Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival celebrates both the 80th year since Hardy's
death and the 40th year of the conference.

This week-long event offers a programme of lectures, talks, poetry ...

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Psst..Wanna Improve Your Poetry Skills?

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The Poetry School is offering an unprecedented choice of activities this year. From the ongoing commitment of a year-long course to a burst of inspiration from a one-day workshop, the school offers ...

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