erbacce 13 lives!

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erbacce's Journal 13 featuring Misti Rainwater-Lites is now in print and it may be that your poetry has been included too.
 
Go to the website http://www.erbacce.com and click on Journal 13; if your name is there send them an email with your snail-mail address and they'll send you your free copy. If you wish to order more copies indicate in your email the ...

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Drab Curtains & Mustard Walls by Darren Thomas

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REVIEW: Write Out Loud's Open Mic Night at the Howcroft Inn, Bolton 17th February 2008

The Howcroft with its authentic drab curtains and mustard coloured walls creates an impression of a well worn but tired looking establishment. One way to instil the pizzazz and razzmatazz of yesteryear would be...

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The New Writer Competition

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This is the seventh year of the Prose & Poetry Prizes sponsored by The New Writer magazine, although it is the tenth consecutive year of the Poetry Prizes - previous winners in...

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International Poetry Competition

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The Arvon International Poetry Competition 2008 opens on May 1st...

2008 marks Arvon’s 40th birthday and the fourteenth Arvon International Poetry Competition. The competition is open to all poets...

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The National Poetry Competition 2008

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Sinéad Morrissey (Pictured) won the 2007 National Poetry Prize, this year it could be you!
For full details about the The Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition 2008 visit their web site at http...

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New Reviews section on this website

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Read poet and critic, James Hartnell, on the latest Ugly Tree magazine, Louise Coulson on the Wigan Open Floor Poetry night, and Dave Morgan reviewing the latest Dead Good Poets Society event.

Fancy be...

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Write Out Loud Success In Liverpool Slam!

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Write Out Loud regulars, Nat Clare and Pete Crompton, won second and third places respectively in The Liverpool slam held at the Casa, Hope St Liverpool on Monday 21st April.

Winner Angry Sam (pictured...

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Ugly Tree Reviewed by James Hartnell

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REVIEW: The Ugly Tree Issue 17 ISSN 1478-8349 Mucusart Publications £4.00
ed. Paul Neads

With 38 poems from 19 contributors including one featured poet, this A5 perfect-bound issue represent...

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Dropping the Mask by Dave Morgan

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Review: Rosie Garland (pictured) and Aaron Murdoch at Dead Good Poets Society, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Wed 15 April 2008

The performances of Rosie Lugosi and Chloe Poems have generally left me ...

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Better Late... By Louise Coulson

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REVIEW: Write Out Loud's Open Mic Night at the Tudor House, Wigan 10th April 2008

After a late start - the guy who usually does the sound had doubled booked and was rehearsing with his b...

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Creative Writing Courses In Bristol

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Courses start this week and if you want to know more please contact Rosemay Dun (pictured) email rosemary.dun@virgin.net.

These Summer Term courses are at the Folk House and are run by Rosemary Dun MA,...

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BBC Poetry Archive

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Give yourself a treat listening to the likes of Roger McGough, Wendy Cope, Benjamin Zephaniah, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes...

A great selection of poets reading their own work can be found at www.bbc.co.u...

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News From Salt Publishing

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Salt has announced the expansion of its free online magazines with the launch of a new literary review, Horizon, set to appear in September. Since moving its eponymous Salt Magazine from print to t...

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Young? Creative? Ambitious? Make Some Noise!

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Do you work with or know young talented people up to the age of 25 who deserve recognition?

NOISEfestival.com  is a Europe-wide media showcase for young creative people aged 25 and under. NOI...

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Win £5k for your poem

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The Bridport competition for Short Stories and Poetry, with a £5k top prize in each category, is open for entries until 30th June 2008 and you can find out full details of rules, judges and how to en...

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Breaking Into The Arts

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Breaking into the Arts is a FREE arts festival hosted by the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. It will consist of the following:

The Media Factory
13:30 - 15:30 Parallel workshops on poetr...

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Hope Springs the Gig in Leeds

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Khadija Ibrahim, once a fabulous guest poet at one of our Write Out Loud Octagon nights, leads an evening of poetry and music at Leeds West Indian Centre on Fri Apr 18th at 8.30 pm.
With Steve and Mose...

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How Many Poets Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?

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How the hell would I know...

Cat Davies and Tony Kinsella are looking for poets/comedians for a comedic poetry record-setting attempt in order to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. To take place...

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Two Rivers Meet – a Unique Collaboration

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A unique project between Limerick’s White House Poets and Northern Voices from Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England comes to fruition on Wednesday 30th April at the White House Pub in Limeric...

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Contribute to Manchester's "Not Part Of The Festival" Festival

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Manchester's "Not Part of the Festival" are looking for artists, creators, venues, acts, promoters, etc who want to be involved with a festival (3rd - 12th July) that will not profit from them but p...

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Top authors at Wirral BookFest

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Jenny Colgan, Mike Gayle, Jojo Moyes, John Siddique, Cheshire laureate Andrew Rudd, as well as Adam Khan and the lovely Clare Kirwan herself…  in fact lots of great writers appear at Wirral’s new ...

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Tarzan of the Antirrhinums

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Listen out for our own Moxy Casimir's (pictured) play "Tarzan of the Antirrhinums" which is on Radio 4 at 2.15pm on Thursday 10th April. 

Moxy Casimir is nom-de-plume of one of the country's leading p...

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Queer Up North International Festival (9 - 25 May)

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The English Research Institute at MMU, in association with the Writing School, is delighted to co-host the following literary events in partnership with the Queer Up North International Festival.

Lite...

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Cinnamon Press Writing Awards

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A chance for you not only to win some money for your writing but to win a publishing contract with one of the most prestigious publishing houses.


Cinnamon Press Novel/la Writing Award:

first prize - ...

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Dylan Thomas: Return Journey

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Actor and writer Bob Kingdom presents Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, a remarkable portrait of the life of the legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Originally directed by Sir Anthony Hopkins, Dylan Thom...

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Making Poetry - Birmingham Workshops

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There are a series of "Making Poetry Workshops" in Birmingham over the next few months, for full details see http://www.jacquirowe.com/page6.htm

Workshop Dates and Topics
10th May - SELF AND OTHERS

14t...

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WOW Needs You!

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Would you like to volunteer to help out during Liverpool's Writing on the Wall festival which is taking place through the whole of May 2008?  If so, then please email or telephone the WoW office on ...

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New Sponsor For Write Out Loud

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We are also pleased to announce that we are receiving sponsorship for the Rochdale branch of Write Out Loud from Bright Books. The photograph show Bright Books managing Director Ken Park handing over...

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Caribbean Houseparty In Wales

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There’s a Caribbean Houseparty consisting of workshops and performances in Wales in May.
 
 Maggie Harris, (www.maggieharris.co.uk), is organising it in Carmarthenshire, West Wales at the Ceridwen ...

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Freed-Up Change Of Date

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Please note that this month’s Freed Up is on Thursday 10th April at the greenroom in Manchester - a week earlier than usual!
 
The theme is DANGER.  If you would like to read then contact the gree...

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Words From the Wickie Cancelled

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Dennis-Just-Dennis (pictured) tells us that it is with great regret that he has had to cancel the popular event at the Wickstead Arms in Nantwich at the last minute due to licensing problems. He says ...

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Letting-Go

Last month's poem of the month writer, Sally Jenkinson, has chosen this month's poem. Sally says, "It feels pretty ridiculous for little me to be trying to decide which poem of a lot of brilliant p...

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