Pete Crompton Breaks Ankle

Pete Crompton (pictured at an event in Wigan earlier this month), well know, well respected and even loved, North West poet has broken his ankle in three places and is currently in hospital in Southport.

The accident occurred whilst he was roller skating and he is awaiting surgery which cannot be undertaken until the swelling goes down.

It looks as though he'll be in hospital for sometime and we wi...

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Spotlight Writing Surgeries - Lancaster

Work In Progress - Writing Surgeries

Whether you are just starting out or have been writing for some time...

Whether you write for performance or the page...

Would you like feedback on your writing?

Then come to a One-To-One Surgery with
Spotlight Organisers Ron Baker and Sarah Fiske.

Surgeries will be he...

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Beverley Poetry Day 27th June

Poetry is in the air at the moment – get a lung-full in Beverley on 27 June at the East Riding Poetry Day
 
East Riding Poetry Day offers you the chance to spend a day, or part of the day, with som...

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London Heat of BBC Radio 4 Slam

The London heat of the Radio 4 poetry slam has at last been announced. It's to be held on the 24th July at Drill Hall, 16 Chenies St WC1E 7EX.BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting a second series of Poetr...

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The Gift of Boats Sails Away with £5,000


 

The much awaited results of the 2009 Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition were announced in Cardiff Bay aboard cruise vessel Seren-y-Bae on Wednesday 17 June. National Poet of W...

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Write Out Loud's Newsletter June 2009

BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam Regional Heats

This month we’re devoting our Newsletter to the Regional heats of the of the national BBC Radio 4 Slam competition. We hope that, if you’re not performing, you’ll...

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Matt Simpson 13th May 1936 - 8th June 2009

The poet, MATT SIMPSON, died on the 8th June, a week after a heart bypass operation.

Born in Bootle in 1936, he published six books of poetry, three from Bloodaxe, two from Liverpool University Pre...

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Seminars at Manchester Central Library

Manchester's Central Library is to host seminars which are primarily aimed
at academics but are also open to the general public. The University of Salford have instigated this innovation in association...

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Adrian Mitchel Memorial Gig - Shoreham, West Sussex

Attila The Stockbroker & Adur Festival Present:

THE ADRIAN MITCHELL MEMORIAL GIG

‘My brain socialist, my heart anarchist, my eyes pacifist, my blood revolutionary’

THURSDAY 18 JUNE, 8pm (doors/real ...

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The Crashaw Prize for Poetry

If you have a debut collection of poetry why not consider entering the 2009 Crashaw Prize?

The Crashaw Prize is an international annual prize for a first collection of poetry. Entrants must not have ...

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Hovis Presley Obituary

It was the 4th anniversary of Hovis's death earlier this month and we thought we'd mark it by reprinting Tony Hadoke's obituary. Richard was a regular at Write Out Loud and was a friend to many of us....

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National Write a Poem about the News Day!

National Write a Poem about the News Day is on Wednesday 24th June

The news can be poetry and poetry can be news.
Feel like you can't do anything about what's going on in the news?
Writing a poem about i...

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Mental Virus - Contributions Wanted

The Mental Virus Arts Magazine is seeking submissions for its seventh issue.

There is a loose theme of 'The Way We Are' to tie in with the NXNW Festival (www.nxnwfestival.co.uk).

Send ...

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All Aboard the Poetry Boat

Join Academi at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 17 June as it announces the winners of the prestigious 2009 Cardiff International Poetry Competition. The names of the winners will be revealed at an official ce...

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Writing Festival - Nottingham

The ScreenLit Festival, 29 June - 5 July 2009 at Broadway Cinema Nottingham will present several professional development events.
The full list of eventiss :
ScreenLit Professional Development ...

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Manchester - Creative Writing Workshop

PAPER PLANES: SECOND SATURDAYS  starting 13th June 12 noon til 4pm, £12/8 Upstairs at FUEL CAFE, 448 Wilmslow Rd, Withington M20 3BW. Tel 0161-448 9702

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Superheroes of Slam - Heat 2, Hebden Bridge

Heat 2 in Commonword's 'Return of the Superheroes of slam', run in conjunction with Write Out Loud and the Hebden Bridge Finge Festival, is to be held at The Hole in the Wall, Hanging Royd Lane, Hebd...

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Competitions

Write Out Loud has details of several poetry/short story competitions - too many to list here - email info@writeoutloud.net for full details.

Note there maybe a delay of a couple of days before we sen...

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Chris Jam Wins Super Poet's Slam!

Congratulations to Chris Jam (pictured) who just pipped Gemma O'Neill to win Heat 1 of the "Return of the Superheroes of Slam" last night at the Octagon, Bolton. Louise Fazackerley came a close third ...

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Superheroes of slam - Bolton Leg

The Stranglers once asked ‘ Whatever happened to - all those Superheroes (of poetry)…’ or something like that. Well, none got their ears burnt, or watched a Rome burn - instead, they gathered at Bo...

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