Winners of Café Writers’ Competition

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The Café Writers’ 2010 Poetry Competition received an entry of 1,936 poems.

The organisers give a huge thanks to all those who entered and hope the fact that you have contributed to maintaining their exciting programme and paying writers properly helps mitigate any disappointment, if you haven’t won.

The Judge Michael Symmons Roberts writes:

This year's bumper crop of poems for the Cafe Writ...

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The Rememberers

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In an ambitious attempt to go beyond the one-person show, and integrating all kinds of multi-media elements to tell a sci-fi story with hip-hop lyrics, Apples & Snakes have got together with the Birmingham Rep to bring you a ‘live, hip-hop graphic novel’ called The Rememberers.

Written and pe...

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Hit the Ode

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Birmingham’s new poetry night- ‘Hit the Ode’ is really gathering momentum, with the last edition almost filling the Victoria’s upstairs space to capacity. Each night features one act from the West ...

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Spoken Word All Stars in Bradford

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Spoken Word All Stars presents an all-star cast of some of the brightest poets of the day, performing an original live show with the award-winning jazz musican Jason Yarde.
 
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On the Radio - You!

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Manchester Literature Festival (which runs from Thursday, 13th to Sunday, 23rd October, 2011) is teaming up with ALL FM Community Radio Station for a project the will celebrate poetry along the A6 ...

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There were four of us ...

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When Anna Akhmatova wrote in 1961  ‘there were four of us’, she was referring to a time fifty years before during what came to be known as Russia’s Silver Age when she wrote ‘Three Things Enchanted...

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StAnza Festival 2011

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StAnza, Scotland’s only festival dedicated to poetry, now has tickets on sale for its 2011 programme which runs from Wednesday, 16th until Sunday, 20th March.

Held every March since 1998, in Sc...

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Cumbrian Poetry Workshop Weekend

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IMAGINATION-BASED POETRY WORKSHOP

WHEN? JULY 22-24 2011 

WHO? CO-RUN BY NY POET GEORGE WALLACE AND UK POET GERALDINE GREEN

WHERE? AT MADDY PRIOR’S ‘’STONES BARN’’ – ROWELTOWN, CUMBRIA...

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Live Literature Project - Lancaster

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Lancaster's Litfest is looking to work with a writer or writers on developing a piece of live literature.

The project will run through a series of meetings and rehearsals between the writer/s a...

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Norwich Poetry Workshops

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New Year equals new health regimes, and this applies to poetry too! From writing great poetry with the likes of Esther Morgan and David Harsent to exploring poetry environments with David Morley, y...

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Lancaster Poetry Workshop Series

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Writing Poetry: the sound of a poem workshop with Elizabeth Burns. A series of workshops for poets of all levels of experiences. Date: Tuesdays 1st – 22nd March, 7-9pm at The Storey. Cost £45 (conc...

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Big Bilston Love Slam

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Tickets are now available for the fourth Big Bilston Love Slam on Saturday, 12th February 2011. Fifteen poets will be judged by the audience as they perform their own poems until only two poets rem...

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My Heart's Triumphant Cry

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Alison Johnson chose this months poem. She says of it, "I love this one for all manner of reasons - the rhythm, the way she manages the line breaks to add to the emphasis and meaning, and the emoti...

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Poem of the month

Creative Writing Workshop - Lancaster

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This is an introduction to creative writing workshop led by Sarah Fiske on Thursdays 17th February – 7th April, 7-9pm at The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH
Cost: £80 (£65 concs)
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Can You Help?

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Do you know of any writers’ groups in your area? Perhaps you organise or are thinking of starting one? Well then, we’d like to hear about it!

We know from our own experience that groups are not...

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Poetry on the Paris métro

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“We wish you a 2011 full of poetry” is the message greeting travellers on the Paris metro, buses and trains. Brightly-coloured posters with a few lines from well-known poets add cheer to dispel the...

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Ledbury Poetry Competition

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The Ledbury Poetry Festival has launched its annual poetry competition for 2011 and  are delighted that Ty Newydd, the National Writers’ Centre for Wales has again agreed to sponsor the first prize...

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Uptown Slam

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I recently(ish) returned from an 8 week trip around the world. It was an amazing journey, which I miss now, though there are comforts in being home too of course. It was a journey in search of secr...

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Trippin'

Another year over. A new one's just begun

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Ahah!!! 2011 an’ all that! A time for New Year’s Resolutions I hear you cry (BOOO HOOO! Here‘s a hankie!) Well, alright then! (Note to self re 2011 - mustmustmust install an electric cooker.)

 

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Horoscopes

The right word

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In Writing classes I like to quote the opening of Capote’s novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s: ‘I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighbourhoods, For instance, ...

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