Poets pay tribute to Paul Blackburn - a founding father of Write Out Loud - after sudden death at festival
Write Out Loud has been saddened to hear of the sudden death of Paul Blackburn, a leading figure in the north-west poetry scene for many years, who also played a key part in the growth and success of this website. He was a man of many talents, including compere, performer, poet, writer, singer, musician, workshop leader, film maker and publisher. His involvement with Write Out Loud was from 2005 to 2011. During that time he in...
I struggle to believe that our pal, our big, bold, barmy, Bohemian brother-in-arms has left the stage, so abruptly, so prematurely. Paul Blackburn mad...
28th Sep 2023 8:19 am
Oxygen Confetti – Poetry in three voices is a presentation of poetry translated into English from Dutch, with one of the poems set to song, by poet El...
10th Sep 2023 8:26 pm
Kostya Tsolakis and Jacqueline Saphra will be reading and in conversation with Tara Bergin at Newcastle University’s Culture Lab on 5 October – Nation...
23rd Sep 2023 7:52 pm
Hello Marsden! Yes, it’s that time of year again and I’m delighted to advertise this year’s Write Out Loud poetry jam, which as usual, will be held as...
25th Sep 2023 8:39 pm
He strode confidently to the stage resplendent in striking African outfit that glowed in the semi-darkness. When he reached the microphone he exhorted...
19th Sep 2023 7:30 am
Slang Bang, a free entry night of slang-infused spoken word curated by Write Out Loud regular Lee Campbell, will feature Steve Tasane, Jeremy Dixon, J...
24th Sep 2023 6:55 pm
Award-winning poet Liz Berry has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Wolverhampton. In 2014 she won the Forward prize for ...
17th Sep 2023 9:44 am
Manchester Cathedral’s poetry competition is open for submissions, with the theme this year ‘A Truth’. Organisers say they are looking for poems “whic...
9th Sep 2023 8:24 am
Will Harris, Clare Pollard and Jane Draycott will be judging the 2023 National Poetry Competition, organised by the Poetry Society. The deadline is 31...
20th Jul 2023 9:33 am
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