Wirral's Winter - Where?

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Apparently, less than one percent of the world’s authors, writers and poets are published, and when I say ‘published’ I’m talking about published in the old-fashioned sense. Where a third-party deems your work suitable, worthy, and now MUCH more importantly - COMMERCIAL enough to publish.

So, given THAT information, it would seem that the notions, concepts and ideologies that have influenced the wh...

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A new quick-fire open-mic night for Liverpool!

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LIVERpoetry will launch Thursday 7 January in the 3rd room of the Everyman Bistro, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BH.

It will be a monthly event open to all – and giving everyone who wants to a chance to read / perform their work.


LIVERpoetry promoters Ieaun Cilgwri & Steve Regan (pictured) want the ...

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Proposals Wanted for 2010 NXNW Festival

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'You say tomato, I say tomato'

The North by North West people are planning an exhibition about the nature of dialogic disagreement. The proposition is that in this context misunderstanding occurs due...

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Those celestial spheres are at it again.

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Yes, it's February and time to burn off all those New Year's Resolutions that you vehemently swore you'd adhere to.  And what better way to start than by believing the following mumbo jumbo...

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What Does the First Month of the New Year Hold in Store?

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So that was Christmas, and what have you done?  You've probably put on weight.  Go for a run.  And after you have done so, you will probably do the following...

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 19)

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This Time It's Personal

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The winter issue of Poetry Review - This Time It’s Personal – is available now.

Poetry Review, now a hundred years old, is full of Christmas cheer thanks to Carol Ann Duffy and Stephen Raw’s panels ...

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Attila the Stockbroker - 30th Anniversary Tour

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Poet and songwriter, Attila the Stockbroker, did his first gig at Bush Fair Playbarn in Harlow in September 1980, supporting The De-Fex, The Condemmed (not a typo – there are two ‘m’s), and The Unborn...

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Lit Up Showcase and Conference Series

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It is one thing to produce and create live literature, but how do you go about selling it? 

Lit Up 3: Selling Live Literature, is the third and final showcase and conference in this series, and will...

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Show me even more money.....!

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New competitions are being added all the time - as soon as we find out about them, so don't forget to check this news item regularly for updates.

 

Of course money isn’t the reason we write, we’d ...

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Christmas Wrapping

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Every year since 1947 the city of Oslo has given a Christmas tree to the people of London in gratitude for British support during World War II. This symbol of Anglo-Norwegian friendship is displayed i...

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IRON Brew...........

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IRON Press is looking for new humorous poems to include in an anthology of new comic verse. They are looking for poems which are either published after 1990, or are unpublished. As well as inviting su...

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WOL Chat - Back!

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You will be delighted to know that the small technical problem we had with the WOL chat facility has now been resolved. You can now chat away to your heart's content without any more difficulty.

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Your Stars for December

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What does December 2009 hold in store for you?  Probably some of the following.  After all, it's vague enough...

 

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 19)

                O’, Aquarius!

                This mon...

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Clay by Mandy Coe - Book Launch

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Mandy Coe’s book launch took place last month at The Parr Street Studio 2, Liverpool. It was a wonderful venue for a launch; a room that looked as if Austin Powers had a hand in its design full of ...

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Cinnamon Writing Awards

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Owing to the recent postal strikes Cinnamon Press are extending the deadline for their current competition to Monday, 14th December, 2009. They are also accepting e-mail submissions from writers not i...

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Not Lost in Translation

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The Poetry Translation Centre translates the work of leading contemporary poets from Africa, Asia, and South America. They have just posted their first full length podcast featuring the poems of Al-Sa...

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All I Want for Christmas....

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Choosing Christmas gifts is never easy, so what DO you buy the poet who has everything?

Well, Comma Press are offering special Christmas deals on all its titles - books to cater for a range of readi...

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Page One - Bah Humbug!

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So what does the Christmas season bring to PAGE ONE (internet radio) with Tony Stringfellow this week …In line with the stations Christmas theme, leading up to the festive day Tony will be reading A C...

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Troubador Poetry Prize

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The winners of the Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2009 were announced on Monday 30th November at a packed prize-winner’s event.

The first prize of £1000 was ‘Mahler 9’, written by Sue Rose; t...

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Earning a crust

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Studying Linguistics, which includes the rather dry sounding subject ‘Advanced Phonology’, is similar to drinking heavily. Each pastime has an adverse affect on your brain’s physiological capability, ...

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Guidance for submissions

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What I Do That's New is a monthly feature in which poets explain innovative or clever aspects of their technique and share their ideas about the creative process.

For those looking to submit an artic...

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What I do ...

Manchester's Queer, Vegan Poet

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The main angle in my work is that I am Manchester's Queer Vegan Poet. Each of those words is important both to me and to my writing.

I love this city but it has more than its fair share of darkness, a...

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What I do ...

Queen Pin

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This month's poem was chosen by Graham Buchan. Graham says of it, "I particularly like this poem because it addresses some uncomfortable human truths and does so with concision, and its central me...

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Poem of the month

O, to be in April now that England's here.

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Don't blame it on sunshine, don't blame it on moonlight, don't blame it on good times, just say that saturn was entering capricorn and you saw red and those pedestrians had to be made to pay.  And tel...

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Beware the Ides of March

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In the spring, a young Ted's fancy turns to thoughts of pretty much the following...

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

 

Why trace the end of

a flame when bayonets

fixed face synonymous delay -

th...

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Fabulate - Collaborative Story Writing

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Unlimited authors, 500 words each, 1 story.

"Fabulate" is a project designed to combine the skills and ideas of authors and writers from around the world, to produce a collaborative sto...

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Talking Myself Home by Ian McMillan

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Ian McMillan hosts a weekly show, The Verb, on BBC Radio 3 and is a regular on Newsnight Review, Have I got News For You?, and the Today Programme.

He is not your stereotypical poet; those dusty chaps...

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