Be the UK Limerick Laureate

The 'One Show' on BBC 1 is looking for the UK's Limerick Laureate - go to their site
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2009/04/write-your-limericks-here.html

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Short Stories Wanted

United Press are looking for very short stories of about 100 words. They must be on the theme of “Things Kids Say” and should be funny illustrations of amusing things that children have said. They hope you can help because they need more material for the book and half of the £5.99
cover price goes to...

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A Litfest Research and Development Project

Exploring Live Literature - A Litfest Research and Development Project

What might you create with five days access to our auditorium space, critical friendships with Litfest ((Lancaster's literatu...

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500 Poets on the Showcase!

Yes, that's right we now have 500 Poets on the showcase - whoopee!!

We've got 3,000+ people on our database - so if you haven't put your profile on the showcase seize the time and do it!

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12 Poetry Films - Manchester

A late-night showcase of 12 films produced as part of the on-going Comma Film project - adaptations of award-winning poems and short stories published independently in the region, featuring poems an...

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'Perform v Content' poetry workshop

This Manchester based workshop, hosted by Commonword's former poet in residence, Ben Mellor, seeks to explore the balancing act between content and performance skills in poetry and cultivate a new g...

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East Riding Readers’ Day - June

East Riding Readers’ Day is happening on  Saturday 6 June 2009,

10am to 4pm at Longcroft Upper School, Beverley

Tickets £12 (including lunch, refreshments and a book!)

 

Now in its...

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Poetry Film Party - London

PoetryFilm Party at Curzon Soho, April 22nd. FREE.

There is one more informal PoetryFilm Party in the Curzon Soho Bar next week, before PoetryFilm moves into the Curzon Soho Cinema.

There will be ...

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Psst... Wanna be a Secret Poet?

John Gorman - a member of The Scaffold in the 1960s and a regular face of cult ITV show Tiswas) is appealing for performance poets to attend and recite at the Oxton Secret Gardens open day in Oxto...

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Critical Switch

This month's poem was chosen by Rachel Pantechnicon, who says of it, "There aren’t enough poems about Romans at the moment, so here’s one. People say that Romans aren’t relevant, but do we not all cr...

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Write Out Loud's New Event in Sale in May

Steve O'Connor has agreed to work with us to develop a new and different type event which we will launch at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale on Tuesday 26th May. 

There will be a mixture of guest poe...

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Comments Made Safer!

Write Out Loud not only listens to you but, where feasible, acts upon your wishes too (steady).

Please note: there is now a check on all 'Comments' on the site which stops you deleting them by accident...

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Freed-Up Manchester - Thursday!

This Thursday (16th Apr) is a FREED UP Thursday, from 7pm, Greenroom, Whitworth St Manchester.

steve o and dominic host the city's friendliest open mic night. though we now have to say all places to ...

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MAG Poetry Prize 2009 - Deadline Approaches

You have up to the 30th April 2009 to join in and help raise funds for the charity Mines Advisory Group (MAG). MAG is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of c...

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Ted Walter's Short Story and Poetry Competition

‘The 3rd Annual Ted Walters International Short Story and Poetry Competition 2009.’

1st prize Short Story Category: Competition Winner £200, Runner up will receive £50

1st Prize Poetry Category...

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Write Out Loud's April Newsletter

In this month's Newsletter:
Write Out Loud Host's a BBC regional Slam
Michael Wilson is the Bolton Slam Champ 2009 How to Podcast Why Donate? Wigan & Leigh Words 09 Literary Festival New Look Gig...

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Wigan & Leigh Literary Festival 2009

This year there's yet another full programme of literary events, designed to suit all tastes at the Wigan & Leigh Literary Festival running from 13th to 25th April. Amongst other delights, you can...

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Stratford Poetry Festival 2009

The 56th Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival

19th April - 14th May 2009

                        - a celebration of poetry in the hometown of the world’s greatest poet

With events rangi...

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Ver Poets Open Poetry Competition 2009

FIRST PRIZE £500, SECOND PRIZE £300, THIRD PRIZE £100, YOUNG WRITERS PRIZE £100
WINNING AND SELECTED POEMS PUBLISHED IN THE COMPETITION ANTHOLOGY
Adjudicator, John Whitworth, Closing Date for the compe...

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This Land's Not Your Land

This month's poem was chosen by Jeremy Page who says of it, "There are so many things I admire about this poem: I love its energy, its verve, the force with which it rants at you from the page. Bu...

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Poem of the month

Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2009

The Poetry Trust invites entries from publishers and individual poets for this annual Prize awarded to the author of the best first full collection published in printed book form (minimum 40...

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Michael Wilson is the Write Out Loud 2009 Bolton Slam Champ!

In a thrilling contest, which had a final of 5 people, Michael Wilson (pictured) was crowned Bolton Slam Champion for 2009, second was Gemma O'Neill and third Steeve the poet. The other runners up wer...

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Write Out Loud's Popularity Causes Web Site Problem

Last month (March 09) saw record numbers of people visiting and using the web site and this resulted in the bandwidth being exceeded and the site suspended for a brief period - some of you may have se...

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