Bristol Poetry Festival 2009

Poetry Can announces the programme for this years Bristol Poetry Festival.


The festival brings together the most entertaining,

inspirational and award winning poets and performers from Bristol,

the South West, the UK and the World in an annual celebration of

language, imagination and life.


Highlights this year include:

Tony Benn & Roy ...

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Ted Walters Competition Winners

Results for The 3rd Annual Ted Walters International Short Story and Poetry Competition 2009


Poetry Section Winners:


1st Prize:  No 225   Entitled ‘Tomorrow will be a day beloved of your father and you’ By Rosie Shepperd, London. £200.00

2nd Prize:  No 204    Entitled ‘Madness’...

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Performance Poetry Workshop in Wigan

As part of the North By North Western Festival 2009...
Performance Poetry Workshop
Monday 3rd August 1pm-4pm
The Tudor House Hotel, Wigan
This is a free event. Ages 16+
Local performan...

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Polyverse Poetry Festival

Buy your ticket for Polyverse before they're all gone! If you're still deciding on whether or not to buy a ticket, here's why you should:

1) AMAZING VALUE - a crazy low price only £20 for the entire ...

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Raise Your Banners Poetry Competition

Theme: “Living in 21stCentury Yorkshire”


1 Poems must be original, unpublished, (including internet publication) and not have won any other prize.


2 They must be typed in English, on...

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The John Betjeman Young People’s Poetry Competition

The John Betjeman Young People's Poetry Prize is now in its third year. It was inaugurated in 2006 to celebrate the centenary of one of the nation's best-loved poets. The competition is open to ...

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Go to the ends of the Earth for poetry!

Well, go to the northern tip of the Wirral Peninsula anyway.

It’s the home of Bards of New Brighton, who will host their monthly open-mic session at the Magazine pub, Magazine Brown, New Brighto...

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The Poetry Society announces new Ted Hughes Award

On Thursday 9 July 2009, Carol Ann Duffy had her first Audience with Her Majesty The Queen to mark her appointment as Poet Laureate. Duffy chose the occasion to announce a new award for poetry. The...

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RIP Steven 'Seething' Wells

RIP Steven 'Seething' Wells : a tribute to my old ranting poetry comrade

 Just about to leave for Glasto on a Thursday morning, one final e-mail check...among the spam was a message from my footie m...

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BBC Blast - opportunity for 13-19-year-olds

Are you 13 -19? Got a way with words? Write & perform poetry? Rap? Spoken word?
BBC Blast has teamed up with the Poetry Society to challenge all budding performers to write and perform an original 60 s...

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Sophie Hall is a Super Heroine of Slam

At an incredibly close poetry slam at Hole in T’Wall pub, Sophie Hall (pictured) pipped Pete Crompton at the post to win the second heat of Commonword's Superheroes of slam. Now, as well as the £50 fi...

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BBC poetry slam success

Manchester poets Michael Wilson and Ben Mellor (pictured) are through to the semi-finals of the BBC national poetry slam championships after winning the North West heat in fine style with magnificent ...

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