Exhibition celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti at National Poetry Library

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An exhibition celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the American Beat poet, publisher, painter and activist who turned 100 earlier this year, is being staged at the National Poetry Library at London’s Southbank Centre.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti co-founded the City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, and was tried on obscenity charges after publishing Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems in 1956.

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Write Out Loud at Marsden library on Wednesday

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The optional theme is Home at Marsden Write Out Loud on Wednesday 18 September at Marsden library, Peel Street, Marsden. Share your own poems, read your favourites or just listen. Everyone is welcome to this open-floor poetry night, which starts at 7.30pm. Entry is £2. The group is still looking for...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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It’s Bolton Write Out Loud on Sunday 15 September at Bolton Socialist Club. Entry is £1 plus raffle to this open-mic poetry night, compered by Jeffarama! and Gordon Zola. Arrive from 7.30pm for 8pm st...

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Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside on Tuesday

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North-west publisher Paul Neads of Flapjack Press will be the guest host at Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside arts centre, Sale, on Tuesday 17 September. Guest poets are Melanie Rees and Sarra Cull...

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Break-out poetry at Wigan Write Out Loud at the Old Courts tonight

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Corralling poets? Don’t feel penned in by the location … but has any open-mic venue a more arresting venue? Wigan Write Out Loud at the Old Courts arts centre on Thursday 12 September is in The Holdin...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

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Stockport Write Out Loud meets at Stockport art gallery on Monday 9 September to share poems. Each month a collage poem is produced from contribution on the night, and you can read August’s here. Entr...

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Luke Wright, Louise Fazackerley and Kirsty Taylor kick off spoken word label's tour

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Luke Wright, Louise Fazackerley and Kirsty Taylor will be performing at The Edge in Manchester on Friday 20 September and kicking off a nationwide tour organised by Leeds-based spoken word record labe...

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Poets from Marsden and Batley meet on the bench today

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Poets from Marsden and Batley will be reading together on Sunday 1 September outside Marsden Mechanics Hall in Marsden. The al fresco verse is part of a project organised by West Yorkshire’s Kirklees ...

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Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox tonight

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Regular open micer Pete Jardine is the featured poet at Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox art gallery and museum, Woking, on Thursday 29 August. Sign up for an open slot from 7.30pm. It starts at ...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery on Monday

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Members of Stockport Write Out Loud will be meeting to share poems at Stockport art gallery on Monday 12 August. Each month members contribute to a collage poem, and you can read July’s here. Entry is...

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Write Out Loud Wigan at the Old Courts tonight

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It’s open-mic poetry at the Old Courts, Wigan on Thursday August 8. Doors open at the free Write Out Loud night at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. More details and Map

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New laureate Simon Armitage at Edinburgh book festival

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Poet laureates new and former - Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy - line up with Jackie Kay, Roger McGough, Lemn Sissay and Benjamin Zephaniah as some of the big poetry names appearing at this year’s...

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Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox tonight

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Karen Swaley is the featured poet at Write Out Loud Woking on Thursday 25 July. Sign up from 7.30pm for this open mic poetry event at the Lightbox art gallery and museum in Woking, compered by Greg Fr...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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It’s Bolton Write Out Loud on Sunday, 21 July at Bolton Socialist Club. Entry is £1 plus raffle to this open-mic poetry event compered by Jeffarama! and Gordon Zola. Arrive from 7.30pm for 8pm start. ...

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Here comes summer at Marsden Write Out Loud tonight

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Summer is the optional theme at Marsden Write Out Loud at Marsden library in Peel Street, Marsden on Wednesday 17 July. Share your own poems, read your favourites or just listen - everyone welcome. It...

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Step up to the mic at Sale Write Out Loud's annual slam tonight

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It’s Write Out Loud Sale’s annual summer poetry slam on Tuesday 16 July. Start time is 7.30pm at the Waterside arts centre, Sale, and entry is £3. More details and Map

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Wigan Write Out Loud at the Old Courts tonight

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It’s Wigan Write Out Loud at the Old Courts in Crawford Street, Wigan on Thursday 11 July. Kick-off is at 8pm for this free night of open-mic poetry. Established poets and newcomers are welcomed to a ...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

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Stockport Write Out Loud meets on Monday 8 July at Stockport art gallery to share poems. Entry is £1.50 to this open-floor poetry evening. Each month poets’ contributions are used to put together a co...

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Listen and learn at spoken word festival in historic Wiltshire barn

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Come, listen, and learn this summer at a festival of spoken word in Wiltshire, over the weekend of 5-7 July. Messums Festival of the Spoken Word, at an arts centre inside a 13th century tithe barn, pr...

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Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox tonight

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It’s Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox café in Woking on Thursday 27 June. Two hours of open-mic poetry, starting at 8pm. Sign up from 7.30 for a reading slot. Hosted by Greg Freeman and Rodney Wo...

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Flagging up Leamington's new poetry festival with open mics and local poets

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Festival director Mike Took is flying the flag for Leamington’s new poetry festival, which will take place from 5-7 July. The festival will see over 50 poets, most of whom are from the local area, cov...

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Write Out Loud at Marsden library tonight

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Marsden Write Out Loud aims to celebrate Pride Month with a theme of Pride, Protest, and Polemic at its monthly open-floor poetry night at Marsden library, Peel Street, Marsden, on Wednesday 19 June a...

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Stuart Buck is guest poet at Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside tonight

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Write Out Loud regular Stuart Buck is the guest poet at Sale Write Out Loud at the Waterside arts centre, Sale, on Tuesday 18 June. Entry is £3 to this open-mic event, which starts at 7pm.  More detai...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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There’s open mic poetry at Bolton Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club on Sunday 16 June. Your hosts are Jeffarama! and Gordon Zola, and doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start. Entry £1 plus raffle. Mo...

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Keeper of Whitman's flame: US poet George Wallace returns to north-west

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American performance poet George Wallace is returning for a four-venue tour of the north-west, with appearances in Bolton, Liverpool, Manchester and Cumbria. The visit, promoted by Bolton’s Live from ...

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Wigan Write Out Loud at the Old Courts tonight

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Wigan’s Write Out Loud long-running free open mic poetry night is at the Bailiff Bar at the Old Courts in Wigan on Thursday 13 June. The open mic starts at 8pm. More details and Map

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

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Come and share your poems at Stockport Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery on Monday 10 June. Each month a collage poem is produced from readers’ contributions, and you can read May’s here. Entry ...

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Women of the north: Kate Fox to spin some yarns in Marsden

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Leading performance poet and Radio 4 regular Kate Fox is appearing at two venues on consecutive days in Marsden next month. On Friday 14 June she will be at Marsden Mechanics Hall performing Where The...

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Alan Prout's Leeds launch

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Marsden Write Out Loud regular Alan Prout has gone from open-micer to published poet in under two years, winning Half Moon Books’ anthology competition along the way. And on Saturday 8 June Half Moon ...

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Heather Moulson at Write Out Loud Woking tonight

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Heather Moulson is the guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking on Thursday 30 May, at the Lightbox gallery in Woking. It’s now on the last Thursday of the month at the Lightbox, and at a new start time of...

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Amy Kinsman and Kate Garrett at Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside tonight

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Amy Kinsman and Kate Garrett are the featured poets at Write Out Loud Sale tonight, Tuesday 21 May, at the Waterside arts centre, Sale. Tonight’s open-mic night is hosted by Debz Butler. Entry is £3, ...

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Celebrating Walt Whitman at Bolton Write Out Loud tonight

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Bolton Write Out Loud will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of American poet Walt  Whitman on Sunday 19 May at Bolton Socialist Club. Why Walt Whitman? Because although the American p...

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New date for Peter Riley's guest spot at Puzzle Poets

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Peter Riley is the guest poet at the next Puzzle Poets at the Navigation Inn at Sowerby Bridge, which has been switched from Monday 6 May to Monday 13 May this month. He has written 15 books of poetry...

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Robert Garnham and Annum Salman are Write Out Loud guest poets at Woking literary festival

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Guest poets Robert Garnham and Annum Salman will be performing along with a great number of open-mic poets over five hours at Poetry Day on Saturday 27 April at Woking literary festival. This is the t...

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Northern Slamhouse kicks off Words in the City weekend in Leeds

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Ilkley literature festival’s Words in the City weekend in Leeds kicks off on Thursday 25 April with the Northern Slamhouse competition, when eight poets battle it out for a £200 cash prize and the tit...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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There’s open mic poetry at Bolton Socialist Club on Sunday 21 April with Bolton Write Out Loud. Your hosts are Jeffarama! and Gordon Zola. Entry is £1 plus £1 raffle. Time: 7.30 for 8pm start. More de...

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Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside tonight

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Maz Hedgehog and Joe Williams are the guest poets at Write Out Loud Sale on Tuesday 16 April at the Waterside arts centre, Sale.  Entry is £3 to this open mic event, which starts at 7pm. More details ...

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Musicians and poets combine in Kent

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A day of poetry and music is lined up in the grounds of Frensham Manor in Kent on Saturday 4 May. Words and Music at the Skep will include poets Stephanie Burt, Jack Underwood, Nancy Gaffield, Pete Gr...

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Literary centre's festival builds on Tyneside poetry traditions

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Newcastle University’s Centre for the Literary Arts will be staging Newcastle poetry festival from 1-4 May, with a line-up that includes TS Eliot prize winner Hannah Sullivan, Forward best first colle...

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Write Out Loud Wigan at the Old Courts tonight

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Write Out Loud Wigan returns to the Old Courts in Wigan on Thursday 11 April for another night of free, open-mic poetry, organised by Ian Whiteley. It starts at 7.30pm in the Bailiff Bar at the Old Co...

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Thank u very much for this Wirral poetry festival line-up

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Performances by Liverpool poet Roger McGough and readings from a book conceived by his former colleague in The Scaffold pop group, John Gorman, are among the highlights of Wirral poetry festival from ...

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Poems at an exhibition: Stockport Write Loud members in event at art gallery

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Members of Stockport Write Out Loud will be taking part in a collaborative event of piano music and poetry readings at Stockport art gallery on Saturday 13 April, inspired by an exhibition that was co...

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'For the Silent' anthology launch at Cheltenham festival

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The launch of an anthology of poetry against cruel sports will be one of the readings to watch out for at Cheltenham poetry festival, from Thursday 25 April to Saturday 4 May. Literary supporters of a...

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David Cooke at Write Out Loud Woking tonight

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David Cooke is the featured poet at Write Out Loud Woking on Thursday 21 March at the Lightbox art gallery and museum in Woking. Sign up from 7pm for the open-mic, hosted by Greg Freeman and Rodney Wo...

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Write Out Loud at Marsden library tonight

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The optional theme is trees at this month’s Marsden Write Out Loud at Marsden library on Wednesday 20 March. Entry is £2. Share your own poems, read your favourites, or just listen. Everyone welcome. ...

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Caribbean poetry, haiku, graveyard poems and much more at broadcast festival

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Turn on, tune in. From Thursday to Sunday 21-24 March, Chapel FM Arts Centre in Leeds will host Writing On Air, a different type of literary festival - different in the sense that the festival will co...

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Dominic Berry at Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside tonight

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Saboteur award winner Dominic Berry is the guest poet at Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside arts centre, Sale on Tuesday 19 March. Entry is £3 to this open-mic poetry night, and it starts at 7.30pm....

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The edges of Europe: poets, actors and musicians perform events in London pub

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Poets, actors and musicians will get together in a London pub over the weekend of 23-24 March to perform events “from the edges and in-between places of Europe”. There will be three sessions in three ...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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Bolton Write Out Loud meets at Bolton Socialist Club on Sunday 17 March for another welcoming night of open-mic poetry. Get there from 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Your hosts are Jeffarama! and Gordon Zol...

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Matt Abbott to perform 'Two Little Ducks' show on Brexit and refugees in Marsden tonight

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Spoken word poet Matt Abbott will be performing his Two Little Ducks show, which is based on his experiences as a volunteer with refugees in Calais but is also an attempt to explain why his area – Wak...

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Write Out Loud Wigan at the Old Courts tonight

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After a Valentine’s Day return to its old haunt the Tudor last month, Write Out Loud Wigan returns to the Old Courts in Wigan on Thursday 14 March for another night of free, open-mic poetry with organ...

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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 March to share poems at its open-floor poetry night. Each month a collage poem is produced from readers’ contributions, a...

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New Helen Dunmore collection looks back 40 years

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The family of Helen Dunmore and some of her close friends will be at Waterstones in London’s Piccadilly on Tuesday 26 February for the launch of the late poet’s collection Counting Backwards: Poems 19...

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Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox tonight

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Write Out Loud Woking is at the café at the Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking on Thursday 21 February at 7.30pm. Entry is free to this open-mic poetry event although there will be a bucket collect...

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Write Out Loud at Marsden library tonight

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The voluntary theme at Marsden Write Out Loud on Wednesday 20 February is “Out of Place”. The place to be is Marsden library, in Peel Street, Marsden, from 7.30pm.  Entry is £2. Share you own poems, r...

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John Darwin at Write Out Loud Sale tonight

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Former Write Out Loud Sale organiser John Darwin will be back at his old stamping ground on Tuesday 19 February to promote his forthcoming debut solo poetry collection. Its title? I meet Myself Return...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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Jeffarama! and Gordon Zola will be compering Bolton Write Out Loud’s supportive and welcoming night of open-mic poetry at Bolton Socialist Club on Sunday 17 February. Time is 7.30pm for 8 pm start. En...

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Saving Poetry Wigan – starting tonight at the Tudor

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Wigan Write Out Loud returns to the Tudor on Thursday 14 February - for its last session? It's one of the most iconic, idiotic, idiosyncratic - and, for many, career-launching - open-mic poetry nights...

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Going for goal! Man City conference looks at how poetry can improve pupil language skills

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A conference on Friday 15 January for primary school teachers and heads at Manchester's City's stadium will discuss the potential for raising attainment in English by bringing live poetry and poetry p...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

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Stockport Write Out Loud will be gathering at Stockport art gallery on Monday 11 February to share poems at another open-floor poetry night. Entry is a £1.50 donation, and it begins at 7pm. More detai...

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Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club tonight

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Bolton Write Out Loud invites experienced and brand-new poets to perform their work to a supportive audience at the UK's oldest socialist club on Sunday 20 January. Entry is £1 plus raffle to this ope...

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Clothes theme optional at Write Out Loud at Marsden library

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The optional theme at Marsden Write Out Loud tonight is clothes - the colours you wear to stand out; the colours you wear to belong; your brand-new dress; your favourite jeans; suits of armour, suits ...

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