Matthew Welton at The Octagon Theatre, Tuesday, 6th June

Internationally-acclaimed poet and Bolton University creative writing lecturer, Matthew Welton's prize-winning, first collection, The Book of Matthew has been described as “one of the most refreshing first books of poetry to emerge in several years”.
Also on the bill is local poet and retired gardener, John Mather who, until 2004, had never read his poetry in public. His lyrical poems about o...

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Citizen32 accepting submissions

Submissions for the censorship issue of Citizen32 magazine are still being accepted. Send your poem or short story to johngfhall4759@tiscali.co.uk
They pay for every submission printed

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Performance and Writing Workshop

The Scottish Book Trust is working with Alex Gillon, voice coach, to offer a one-day course for writers exploring the different skills required to perform in workshop and discussion settings.
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Black/Asian poets - why so few?

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Poems wanted for a new anthology

Emerging Voices, a new imprint from contemporary poetry producer Penned
in the Margins, is currently seeking submissions for its first major
publication, an anthology for younger (and young-at-heart) ...

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Oxfam Poetry Anthology to Launch in June

Life Lines is a poetry anthology from Oxfam which is launched on the 8th of June. The CD contains great poetry from some of Britain and Ireland’s leading poets and all profits go to Oxfam. So you ca...

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Contributions wanted for "Glass Orange"

"Glass Orange Poems" is a new poetry magazine - based in the North East of
England, it will be available to all and for all, submissions accepted from all! If you have any work (poetry, short prose, ...

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"In the Red" Poetry magazine 4th issue

In The Red is Liverpool John Moore's University's New Writing magazine. This annual publication is now in it's fourth issue and features exclusive poems from Roger McGough, Sandy Clays, Greta Stoddart...

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Tony Walsh in London Showcase Event

Tony Walsh is one of the rising national stars to appear in a showcase event called "Champions of Slam Poetry" at the Battersea Arts Centre in London on 19th May. See gig guide for more details.

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Citizen 32 Open Mic Night Launch

Citizen 32 launches its open mic night at Urbis on Thursday 11th - see gig guide for more details. If anyone from Write Out Loud is thinking of going then contact PaulB (see email address below) as w...

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"Taste" Anthology Launch

"Taste" is an anthology of poems about food produced by clan-u press at the innovative CETH unit at UCLAN. Scroll down at http://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/2006/web033A.htm
All profits will be donated to Ox...

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InterPoetry issue 15 is out NOW!

North Eastern UK Poetry Magazine Interpoetry has released its 15th issue which includes poems from Write Out Loud's own Scott Devon. We believe copies of the magazine can be ordered from their web sit...

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Spoken poetry WAS poetry for a long time

Poetry as words on a page is a comparatively recent development, and some of the world's greatest literature originated in recitation handed down by word of mouth.
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Dead Good Poetry, Weds 3rd May.

One of the truly great poetry nights is the monthly Dead Good Poets' Society. And, this month, one of the comperes is Write Out Loud's Paul Blackburn:
Wednesday 3rd May Dead Good Poets Society OPEN FL...

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Get published AND make a difference.

Corporate Watch, the leading corporate-critical research group, is producing an anthology of poetry about corporations to celebrate its 10th
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Submissions have been promised from Adrian Mit...

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