Poet gets a gong: an MBE for Kate Clanchy

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Teacher, poet and author Kate Clanchy has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for her services to literature, after decades of teaching young people poetry, English and creative writing. 

Clanchy has been working with migrant and refugee children as Writer In Residence at Oxford Spires Academy for the past nine years and has edited a new anthology of the pupils’ poems, Engl...

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Write Out Loud Woking is moving - to Woking!

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Write Out Loud Woking is moving its venue – to Woking. The only Write Out Loud night in the south has spent its first two years at the New Inn at the village of Send, just outside Woking. It is now moving to the Lightbox art gallery in the centre of Woking, with its first night there on Thursday 21 ...

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Catharsis in poetry: Ralph Dartford's Recovery Songs

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With the darling buds of spring outside and summer just around the corner, the passing of the seasons offers time for quiet reflection.  We caught up with West Yorkshire poet, playwright and arts acti...

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You, me, Grenfell Tower and poetry

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The horrifying events of the Grenfell Tower blaze that killed over 70 people are being remembered this month in a series of events marking the first anniversary of the tragedy.  The depth of sadness t...

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Publishing, poetry and performance applauded: The Saboteur Awards 2018

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The Saboteur Awards and Festival have been described as the “ankle-biter” of the literary world. Rather than focussing on heavyweight novels and big publishers, the awards celebrate small-budget
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Write Out Loud Contributing Editor named "Best Reviewer" at the Saboteurs

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Write Out Loud’s very own Contributing Editor Jade Cuttle has scooped yet another award which recognises her distinctive critical writing and reviewing skills.  Named “Best Reviewer” at the Saboteur A...

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