The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Song for the old year’ by John Marks, a 14-line poem about winter weather and birdsong. In his answers to our questions John says he is interested in shorter poems and in adapting the sonnet form to “a modern milieu”. He is inspired by poetry from the past, and endorses Wordsworth on poetry being “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings”. It is the second time that John has wo...
Poetry open micers will be convening at Bolton Socialist Club on Sunday 21 January for Bolton Write Out Loud compered by Jeffarama! and Gordon Zola. E...
20th Jan 2018 11:19 am
A poet who was born in Saigon, spent a year in a refugee camp as a baby and migrated to America when he was two years old, where he was raised by his ...
20th Jan 2018 11:19 am
Poems that move back and forth through time can be intriguing. In this poem by Pat Schneider, she looks deep into the past and evokes it in compellin...
20th Jan 2018 9:06 am
Hannah Stone holds an MA in creative writing from Leeds Trinity University. Her first collection, Lodestone, was published by Stairwell Books in 2016...
20th Jan 2018 9:05 am
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- open mic event - Write Out Loud event
7.30 for 8pm start at Bolton Socialist Club - 16 Wood Street, Bolton, BL1 1DY, GB
2:00pm at Broadacre House - Market Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 6QE, GB
3:00pm at The Montage Gallery - 33 Dartmouth Road, London, SE23 3HN, GB
4:30pm at 5 Towns Radio - Kershaw Avenue, Internet/radio, WF10 3ES, GB
5:00pm at Busboys @ 14th and V - 2021 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009, US
5:30pm at Mascara Bar - 72 Stamford Hill,, London, N16 6XS , GB
7:00pm at Green Mill Jazz Club - 4802 North Broadway Avenue, Chicago, US
7:30pm at Denver Mercury Cafe - 2199 California St., Denver, CO 80205, US
7:30pm at Torriano Meeting House - 99 Torriano Avenue, London, NW5 2RX, GB
7.30 at Blackburne House - Hope St, Liverpool, L8 7PE, GB
10:00-12.30 at The Library @ Garmoe Cottage - 2 Trefrew Road, Camelford, PL32 9TP, GB
2:00pm at Cinema City - St Andrew's Street, Norwich, NR2 4AD, GB
7:00pm at The Merlin - 168 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4PU, GB
7:00pm at Cultured Coffee - 309 Cleveland Ave, Canton, OH 44702, US
7:30pm at The Bell Jar - 75 London Rd, Sheffield, S2 4LE , GB
7:30pm at Fallow - 2a Landcross Road, Manchester, M14 6NA, GB
7:30pm at The New Inn - Send Road, Send, Woking, GU23 7EN, GB
8:00pm at The Rose Pub - 16 King Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1EF, GB
8:30pm at The New Beehive Inn - 169-171 Westgate, Bradford, BD1 3AA, GB
9:00pm at The Long Valley - 10 Winthrop St., Cork, 10 Winthrop St., IE
5.30 - 7.00pm at D Mill - Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5WA, GB
6:00pm at Shipley Library - 2 Well Croft, Shipley, Bradford, BD18 3QH, GB
7:00pm at Guide to Kulchur Bookstore - 1386 West 65th St., Cleveland OH, OH 44102, GB
7:00pm at Re-Bar - 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101, Seattle, US
7:00pm at Little Fifteen - 17-19 Wallgate , Wigan, WN1 1LD, GB
7:00pm at Gold Room Bar & Grill - 1300 E Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, OH 44310, US
7:30pm at Spider House Ballroom - 2908 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78702, US
8:00pm at The Boathouse - Chesterton Rd, Cambridge, CB4 3AX, GB
10.00 am till 12noon at St Barnabas - Kitt Green Road, Wigan, WN5 0EF, GB
4:00pm at Tredegar Arms, Bassaleg - Caerphilly Road, Newport, NP10 8LE, GB
6:00pm at Chicago Public Library, Bezazian Branch - 1226 W. Ainslie Street, Chicago, IL 60640, US