Results of Cafe Writers Competition

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The winners of the Norwich Cafe Writers Open Competition have been announced from nearly 1600 poems entered from far and wide. The judge was George Szirtes
 
Open Competition

First Prize (£1000)                 Deer                    Helen Mort, Cambridge  
Second Prize (£300)               Comfort              Rosemary Norman – Richmond,London
 
Commended (£50)                 First days on the ...

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Manic Monday - Cardiff

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Manic Monday is the newest, freshest event from Jam Bones, a literary event organising company run by award-winning, Cardiff-born poetess Mab Jones. Billed as a 'spoken word cabaret', it features performance poets, storytellers, prose artists, comedians, as well as the odd burlesque artist and ma...

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Conversation Poetry Issue 10 Available Now

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Conversation Poetry Quarterly 10  is available online now:

http://conversationpoetry.co.uk/downloads

This is the first issue of the new decade and has poetry from Ali Abdolrezaei, Colin Cam...

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A River Runs through the Red Shed

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The former Derbyshire Poet Laureate – River Wolton, will be the special guest at Red Shed Readings on Thursday, 4thFebruary. The winner in 2004 of the Red Pepper Poetry Competition, and in 2008 of ...

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Huddersfield Short Story/Poetry Competition

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The Huddersfield Literature Festival is proud to announce that this year's writing competition is now open for entries.

The aim of this year's event is to write a story in fewer than 1,000 word...

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£5,000 Poetry Prize - Deadline Looms

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The closing date for the 2010 Cardiff International Poetry Competition is fast approaching. With only days to go until the deadline of Friday 29 January 2010 now is the time to get writing and get ...

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Poets Anonymous Venue Change

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Poets Anonymous are moving to a new venue for their First Friday of the month meetings.

From 5th February, and for future First Fridays, Poets Anonymous will be meeting in the bar at the Fairfi...

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Hebden Burns Night

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Lovers of poetry, food and/or all things Scottish are being invited to an evening of dining and entertainment in celebration of the Scotland’s beloved poet Robert Burns.
 
A traditional Burns N...

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The Garden of Awen in Bath

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The Garden of Awen is an evening of performance poetry, storytelling, music, and other Arcadian delights, which takes place on the first Sunday of each month at the Chapel Arts Centre in Bath.

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Poets and Players Celebration

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Five years ago poet Linda Chase and musical director Chris Davies got together to form Poets and Players. They began in Didsbury, but were soon invited to put on events at Whitworth Art Gallery, an...

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Attila the Stockbroker - 30th Anniversary Tour Dates

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Way back in December, when the idea of a white Christmas still seemed like a really good idea, we promised to bring you any news we had of Attila the Stockbroker’s 30thAnniversary tour, and true to...

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Poetry Bites Michael McKimm

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Belfast poet, Michael McKimm, is the special guest at Poetry Bites at the Kitchen Garden Café, King’s Heath, Birmingham, on Tuesday, 26thJanuary.

Michael was born in Belfast in 1983 and grew up...

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Ready for Your Close-Up?

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Have you ever had a good idea for a film? ..... perhaps even your own life-story, or maybe just an interesting event from it? But how do you go about turning that idea in to a workable film script?

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Where For Art Thou?

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Stockport Art Gallery will be launching a new exhibition – ‘Where For Art Thou?’ on February 14th to mark the contributions of local writers.

The exhibition, which runs until 18th April, is the...

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Fire in the Head Workshops

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Fire in the Head are offering some exciting new workshops in Devon for you to kick-start the new decade with inspiration, insight and a fresh burst of creativity.

Tomorrow, Saturday January 9th, is t...

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Poetrywivenhoe

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Poetrywivenhoe’s next event will be on Thursday, 28th January.

The whole evening will be an open-mic session, and whether you choose to read your own work or something by your favourite poet, you ar...

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Will Self at Express Excess

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The first show back for Express Excess after the Christmas break will be on Wednesday 20th January, will be quite a special start to the New Year.

They will be playing host to the sensational Will S...

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Calling Young Disabled Writers in Wales

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Are you a young disabled person living in Wales who has a way with words? Enter one poem or one short story of up to 500 words using “what ignites the flame for you?” as your inspiration. Think abo...

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Bank St Writers Poetry Competition - Closing Date Extended

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First prize £75, Second £50 Third £25.

 All winning entries will be published in the internationally circulating "Current Accounts" magazine. Some commended entries may also be published at the editor’...

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Writing from Art with Elizabeth Burns

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Litfest is offering a writing workshop using The Storey Gallery in Lancaster, using their spring group exhibition – What Happens If...? as a stimulus.

In the sessions you will explore what the artwor...

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Short Cuts Cabaret & Open-Mic Night

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Short Cuts is quickly gaining cult status as Suffolk’s first variety show, why not find out what all the fuss is about and go along to The Cut in Halesworth, on Friday 22nd January?

Short Cuts will b...

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Put Your Favourite Place on the Poetry Map

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The East Riding Library Service has teamed up with The South Bank Centre, London, on their new literary project called GPS (Global Poetry System!) which is designed to map the whereabouts of poetry in...

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