All Ireland BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam - Call For Applicants!

BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting a second series of Poetry Slam programmes in 2009.  New Belfast Community Arts Initiative has been asked to host the All Ireland Regional Heat taking place on Thursday 18th June at the Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast.

 

A Poetry Slam is a knockout performance poetry competition in which poets perform their own work in front of an audience and a panel ...

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Litro Live! London, Thursday June 11th

On Thursday 11th June, from 6pm to 10pm, Litro Live! will put on its biggest live event yet, in partnership with St. Pancras International Station and the Betjeman Arms, bringing its inventive approach for an edgy and arty evening of music and the spoken word.

The event will be held at the Betjem...

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Manchester Literary Charity Event

STELLA DUFFY, VAL MCDERMID, SOPHIE KINSELLA

Three best-selling women writers are coming to Manchester to speak at a literary supper to raise funds for the Young Oncology
Unit at Christie's Hospital. Com...

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PGR at Leamington Spa

PUREandGOODand RIGHT is a brilliant open mic night in Leamington and this month they have a guest poet, the multi-talented, fabulous Mark Niel (pictured).

It's a 7.30pm start on Sunday 31st May start ...

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Help Salt Publishing

As many of you will know, since June last year Salt publishing have been struggling when the economic downturn began to affect their press. Their three year funding ends this year and they cannot appl...

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A Celebration of the Poetry Society Centenary

Sunday 19th July 2:00-4:00p.m East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 5EL In the Airedale Barn, (in keeping with the character of the C17 Hall),

 

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Poetry Rivals Competition 2009

  Poetry Rivals 2009
No singing, no dancing…. Just the power of the pen!

Poetry Rivals 2009 is now in full swing and we have already received over 2000 entries!!

By sharing your poem with us ...

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National Poetry Competition 2009

The Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition 2009 is now open: First Prize £5000, Second prize £1000, Third Prize £500.

This is an international competition.

The winners will be published in Poetr...

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BALLISTA issue 6 OUT NOW

The latest instalment of speculative short fiction presents chilling new tales of terror, sf and the supernatural from Michelle Howarth, Natalie Donbavand, Steve Richards, Gwen Seabourne, Andrew Kni...

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Nabila Suriya on Internet Radio

There will be a live interview with, and poetry reading from Nabila Suriya on BBC Radio Birmingham this Sunday - details below. Nabila will be reading some of her poetry and will be talking about the...

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The Manchester Fiction Prize 2009

First prize: £10,000
Deadline for entries: 7th August 2009
Entry fee: £15

The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University is launching The Manchester Fiction Prize - a new literary competiti...

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Write Out Loud's May Newsletter

         Summer and Spring Scintillating Slams

 

There’s a feast of poetry slams around the country over the next three months, including several Write Out Loud specials!

In partnerships with BB...

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Festival of New Writing in Aberdeen and North-East Scotland

Wordfringe 2009 presents poets, fiction writers, dramatists, storytellers, comedians, translators, musicians, composers and sound artists, from North-East Scotland and beyond, in the innovative festi...

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Text Festival Bury

The Text Festival occupies the boundaries between art and poetry, examining the response of text artists and poets to the substantial ambiguity of language. A 12 week programme of events held from ...

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Poetry Trust Vacancy

Marketing & Communications Manager

Could you promote poetry with passion?

The Poetry Trust is looking for a dynamic professional with digital flair and expertise to join a small, de...

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Havant Literary Festival Poetry Competition

Havant Literary Festival Poetry Competition

Closing Date: Friday 1 August, 2009

Prizes: £250, £100, £50

Details: Poems up to 40 lines on the theme of 'Water'.

Judge: Anne Stewart.

Entry...

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Poets and Players presents Amanda Dalton

Poets and Players returns on May 16 to the beautiful windows of the South Gallery at the Whitworth with Amanda Dalton (pictured), Associate Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre and one of Britai...

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Fourpenny Circus poetry roadshow kicks off tour

The team that brought you Bunch of Fives - ‘Intellectual Viagra!’ and ‘Should be at the Edinburgh Fringe’ - returns with a new poetry spectacular. The Fourpenny Circus comes to town with a Littl...

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Could You Be a Superhero of Slam?

Commonword is running a series of slams called 'Return of The Superheroes of Slam' which will culminate in a grand final at the Frog and Bucket, Manchester on 21st of October. The winner of the final ...

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Carol Ann Duffy - Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Carol Ann Duffy on being made the first woman poet laureate.

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