Double success for students Shirley-Anne and Eileen in poetry competition

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Two former organisers of a Write Out Loud night have come first and second in Bolton University’s poetry competition. Shirley-Anne Kennedy, pictured right, with her poem ‘Moving On’, and Eileen Earnshaw, left, (‘If I Could’) came first and second in the competition’s staff/student category. They are both creative writing students at the university. It is the second time that Shirley-Anne has been ...

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Poetry events over Christmas and New Year? Please make sure your Gig Guide listing is correct!

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Calling all poetry event organisers … can you please check your listings on Write Out Loud’s Gig Guide over the Christmas and New Year holiday period? At the moment (Saturday 16 December) Write Out Loud has 12 events listed as taking place on Monday 25 December (Christmas Day), and 13 on Tuesday 26 ...

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Write Out Loud at Marsden library tonight

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Marsden Write Out Loud will be meeting at Marsden library in Peel Street on Wednesday 20 December for another session of open-floor poetry with new co-ordinator John Ling. The theme for December is Re...

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Charlotte Wetton wins £5,000 poetry pamphlet award

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Charlotte Wetton has won this year’s £5,000 Michael Marks award for her poetry pamphlet I Refuse to Turn into a Hatstand, published by Calder Valley Poetry, it was announced on Tuesday night.

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Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside tonight

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Nick Degg, Phil Poyser and Mark Rawlins are the guest poets at Write Out Loud Sale on Tuesday 19 December at the Waterside arts centre, Sale. Entry is £3/£2 to this open mic poetry night, which starts...

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Write Out Loud Woking at the New Inn tonight

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It’s Write Out Loud Woking at the New Inn at Send, near Woking, on Monday 18 December, and organisers are promising a poetry quiz as part of the entertainment. Sign up for this free open mic poetry ni...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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Bolton Write Out Loud will be meeting at Bolton Socialist Club on Sunday 17 December for some festive verse with hosts Jeffarama! and Gordon Zola. Entry is £1 plus raffle. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8 p...

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Lydia Kennaway wins £1,000 Flambard poetry prize

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Lydia Kennaway has won this year's £1,000 Flambard poetry prize, it was announced on Thursday night. She is a New Yorker living in Yorkshire, and is a student on the Writing Poetry MA at Newcastle Uni...

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Hippocrates prize organisers launch Book of the Heart

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The Hippocrates prizes for poetry and medicine are among the most sought after international poetry awards – and this year the organisers have launched a new anthology to coincide with the competition...

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Poets band together to support Wolverhampton grandmother threatened with deportation

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A group of poets in the West Midlands are putting on a benefit gig on Thursday 14 December in support of Paulette Wilson, a 61-year-old Wolverhampton woman who had been in Britain for 50 years when sh...

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Prize for best festive poem at Write Out Loud Wigan tonight

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A rollicking night of festive verse is promised at Write Out Loud Wigan at the Old Courts on Thursday, 14 December, with a prize for the best festive poem, and mince pies. Entry is free to this open m...

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Dismay as trust is forced to sell John Clare's local in Helpston

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The pub where John Clare drank and played the fiddle is to be sold by a trust that had intended to turn it into a folksinging centre.

The Exeter Arms in Helpston, Cambridgeshire, was bought by the ...

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Kim Moore's debut collection wins Geoffrey Faber prize

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Kim Moore has won the Geoffrey Faber memorial prize with her debut collection The Art of Falling, which was published by Seren in 2015. The prize, which is worth £1,500, is given in alternate years to...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

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Stockport Write Out Loud will be meeting at Stockport art gallery on Monday 11 December for a readaround of poems. Each month a collage poem is produced from contributions. You can read November’s her...

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Katherine Pierpoint wins £2,000 Troubadour prize

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Katherine Pierpoint has won the £2,000 Troubadour international poetry competition prize with her poem ‘The Egg-Slicer’, it was announced on Monday night. One of the prize judges, Imtiaz Dharker, said...

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Helen Dunmore's final collection on Costa shortlist

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Novelist and poet Helen Dunmore, who died in June this year, has been included in the Costa poetry award shortlist for her fifth and final poetry collection, Inside the Wave, which was published by Bl...

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