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Poetry's man of mystery Brian Bilston reveals (nearly) all to Write Out Loud

At a recent poetry event Write Out Loud came face to face with the man behind poetry’s “man of mystery” Brian Bilston, whose fans include plumbers and police officers, dancers and dentists, and people at the World Economic Forum and the BBC. We promised to allow him to retain his cloak of anonymity – and he agreed to arrange for us to interview “the poet laureate of Twitter”, Brian himself. 



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'It's a marriage of my words and their message' - Matt Abbott on the Nationwide TV ads

Matt Abbott is one of three spoken word poets who have been recently featured on TV taking parts in adverts for the Nationwide building society. In an interview with Write Out Loud, he talks about why he agreed to become involved – and why he sees it as a great opportunity for spoken word in general...

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'It's more than just words ... it's a way of connecting with the world' - Kat Francois

A spoken word show about first world war soldiers from the Caribbean that was reviewed on Write Out Loud earlier this year is returning to the Roundhouse in London in October, as part of Black History...

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Celebrating 10 years of Write Out Loud Wigan: organiser John Togher looks back

Write Out Loud Wigan celebrated its 10th birthday tonight, with a special night planned to mark the occasion at The Old Courts venue on Thursday 8 September. Its history stretches back to a first open...

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'You don’t need expensive kit. Just a mind and a mouth, a pen and some paper': Laura Taylor

Back in 2010 Laura Taylor joined the Write Out Loud website, and soon afterwards took the stage for the first time, at a Write Out Loud open mic night in Bolton. In the years that have followed she ha...

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