Jeff Whitehead

We are sad to announce the death of Jeff Whitehead, poet, karate master, stalwart of Write Out Loud and Bank Street Writers. He died peacefully in the Bolton Hospice on Wednesday evening, 25th February, and will be much missed by all his friends in poetry.

Please note: Family flowers only but the family ask that donations be made to Bolton Hospice

The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Tuesday...

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Free Song Writing Workshop in Bradford

Factory St. Studios in Bradford are pleased to offer a free Song Writing Workshop on Sunday 15th March 2-4pm with Shaun T Hunter of quiet rebellion, contemporary acoustic singer/songwriter.

Shaun will be giving a talk/workshop on creative song writing. He'll cover how to discover your own voice, un...

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READING P. D. JAMES IN SAN FRANCISCO

This month's poem was chosen by Alex Smith who says of it,
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It's a finely balanced poem on several levels. It can be read as a study of loneliness in an hotel (looking into the fridge, but feeling 'at...

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Poet's Express

Here's an early advert for an event in Bantry (Ireland) in July which is being set up and run by Kylyra Ameringer - book your flights now!


11 July at Bantry Boys Club, 7pm to 9.30pm.


It's an evening of ...

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Bog Standard Poetry Contributions Wanted

A competition has been launched to find poetry which will feature in the toilets of Shetland.

Six poems will be selected every three months to go on display in all leisure centre toilets and at ...

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On a theme of Apollinaire

This month's poem was chosen by Julia Deakin who says of it,
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I don’t know much about Apollinaire, but because this poem is both clear and intriguing, it works for me with or without background knowl...

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Poet Seeks Collaborators in East Midlands

Ms J, is a conscious  poet/spoken word performer who is looking to collaborate with performance poets from areas such as, Leicester, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and neighbouring towns/counties in...

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An iron hand in a velvet glove

What I Do That's New is a series of articles in which poets share their trade secrets with the rest of us i.e. they describe aspects of what they do that is either innovative or just plain clever.

I...

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Public Speaking For Writers Workshop - Manchester

Commonword invite you to a "Public Speaking For Writers" workshop on 24 February at 19:00.

It will be held at Commonword's offices 6 Mount Street, (entrance via Boootle St).

For further information and...

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Poetry in Performance Workshop

The Poetry School presents a workshop run by Wyllie Longmore (pictured) at The Village Hall, 163 Palatine Road, Manchester M20 2GH - Saturday 7 March 2009, 10.00am - 4.00pm - £56 / £37 concs (lunch in...

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Flash Fiction/Poetry Wanted

Cinnamon press are looking for pieces of microfiction, sometimes called short short fiction or flash fiction, and pieces of prose poetry that tell a story in under 600 words. There is no minimum wo...

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Submissions Wanted

Missfit productions are co-producing missfit Mondays to raise money for a new charity called dys(the)lexi and are looking for submissions. The deadline for submissions is 20 February and they are ha...

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Events Cancelled Due To Weather

We are aware that some events have been cancelled due to the weather even outside of London. So, whatever you do please check with the event organiser or venue before you battle through the snow only ...

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Learning To Kiss

This month's poem was chosen by Andy Humphrey who says of it,
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It'd be daft to say I can relate to this poem. I can't. I'm a bloke and this is a joyously, triumphantly feminine poem. And anything that ...

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Asylum Seeking Daleks

This month's poem was chosen by Phil Golding who says of it, "The poem describes how the press helps create labels, division and stereotypes as barriers in a society that tries and wants to work to...

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