Puzzle Poets Live

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October Poets at the Puzzle was a great gig with around a dozen people managing to fill the space with their enthusiasm. Paul Blackburn as guest gave us a great range of diatribes and insights, and was followed by a wide variety of styles and messages in the Open Mic slot.
 
Lots of lively discussion afterwards too!
 
DO NOT MISS
the November session where the guest will be Emjay [Jane Hollingworth].
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2008 Kenneth Allott Lecture in Poetry

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The University of Liverpool is pleased to announce that George Szirtes will give the 2008 Kenneth Allott Lecture in Poetry on Thursday 6 November at 5.30pm in the Jack Leggate Theatre. The lecture is open to all and free to attend.

The Jack Leggate Theatre is located in the newly opened Vic...

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A Manchester Tribute To Brian Morse

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Brian Morse(1948 - 2007) was a gifted & much loved poet, teacher & children's writer. In 1994, he established Dagger Poets, specifically to discover & nurture new poetic talent.

He died very suddenly ...

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Perform Your Work In Manchester In January

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On Saturday 17th Jan 2009 "Not Part Of New Years Eve" will return and you can be part of it. 

 
A ONE DAY FESTIVAL AT THE DANCEHOUSE THEATRE, HOSTING 30 ACTS OVER 2 SPACES PLUS AN ART GALLERY.
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"Zeroes and Ones" at Manchester Literature Festival

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At 2pm on Sunday 26th October, Tony Walsh will be performing the most ambitious thing he's ever written at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry as part of both Manchester Literature Festival...

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Flarestack Competition

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In autumn 2009, Flarestack Publishing is launching its new imprint, Flarestack Poets, under the direction of Meredith Andrea and Jacqui Rowe (both Flarestack Poets).  They're looking for poetry tha...

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Jorie Graham Masterclass in Liverpool

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On Saturday 8th November 2008 Jorie Graham will hold a Masterclass as part of the  Liverpool Literary Festival - Shipping Lines - 10.30am -12.30pm at the Bluecoat

Poets are invited to submit work to...

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Short Story Competition

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The Rape and Abuse Line announces the opening of the annual short story competition which closes on 31st October 2008 and will be open to writers submitting a short story of between 1500 and 1800 w...

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Yasus Afari In Birmingham

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As Part of Birmingham Book Festival Learning Links International Presents
"Overstanding Rastafari" 0n 21/10/2008 featuring Yasus Afari and Friends

Yasus Afari is the author of the Jamaican best seller "...

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Update On Write Out Loud Poet John Clays

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A couple of weeks ago John Clays(pictured), well known poet around the North West, fell down stairs and cracked a vertebra. After two week in hospital, John is now at home with a heavy brace on though...

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One-Day Meisner Technique Workshop

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The Meisner Technique: A simple technique created originally for actors that leads you directly into spontaneous, authentic, communication. This work will give you the opportunity to get in touch ...

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Call for submissions: FirstStage 2009 Manchester

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The Library Theatre Company is now welcoming submissions from Manchester-based writers, performers, and theatre companies.

If you have a script, a scene or just a burning idea you want to explore th...

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Change to Bolton's Write Out Loud Event

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Due to the unexpected closure of the Howcroft Inn the Write Out Loud Bolton event on Sunday (19th Oct) will be held at the Gypsy's Tent - start time 8pm.

Details of the event including full address of,...

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World Poets’ UK Tour 2008

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Following the extraordinary success of the first World Poets’ Tour in 2005, the Poetry Translation Centre has organised its second World Poets’ Tour which will take place this October.

 

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Norman Hadley Book Launch

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Garstang poet Norman Hadley
reads from his new collection
Corner Bookshop, St. Thomas' Weind, Garstang
7:30 pm Tuesday 4th November
Signed copies £6.99
Plus sneak preview of
forthcoming novel releases
www.n...

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Madinah Manchester

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Come and listen to some short stories from the middle east with

joumana haddad

yousef al mohaimeed

hassan blasim 

@ the lord mayor's parlour, town hall, Manchester

tue 21st oct•
7....

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Exhibition At Poetry Cafe, London

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Write Out Loud poet, Graham Buchan, has an exhibition of photographic portraits, Simple Gifts, taken in many different countries, at the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden, running from October 6th for ...

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Poets of the Mersey Sound

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A one day course run by David Bateman (pictured)

Poets Of The Mersey Sound Sat 11th Oct 2008
One-Day Course Information Sheet
Venue: Newsham Adult Centre

What is the course about? The poetry of Adr...

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Write Out Loud Poet Play Winner

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Congratulations to Mark Neil who recently won a prize at the "One Page Play" competition organised by the Marie Curie Cancer Care in association with Barefeat Theatre Company. Mark's play "Human R...

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Work In Progress - Free Writing Surgeries

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Whether you are just starting out
or have been writing for some time...

Whether you write for performance or the page...

Would you like to get some creative feedback on your writing?

Then come to a FREE O...

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Manchester Poetry Prize Gala

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The Gala will be held on Thursday 16th October, 7.30pm at the Royal Northern College of Music Tickets: £7/5 Box Office: 0161 907 5555

The inaugural Manchester Poetry Prize, set up by the Writing Scho...

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The Bookhabit Poetry Competition is happening!

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The Bookhabit Poetry competition is now under way. Each week 50 poems are judged to go through to the next round. Do not wait until the closing date to submit your poems.

Briefly …
The Bookhabit...

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Lemn Sissay in Rochdale

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Bright Books are delighted to invite you to this event to hear Lemn Sissay read his poetry,
share his thoughts and sign copies of his eagerly anticipated new book, ‘Listener’

Lemn is currently the w...

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Baylit: Shock of the New

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Wednesday 8 October â€“ Tuesday 14 October 2008 - Cardiff Bay, Various Venues

Shock of the New. This is what Ezra Pound wanted. What Robert Hughes thought that art generated right through the...

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