Blackdrop's 5th Birthday Special

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On Monday 6th October Nottingham’s Blackdrop celebrates its 5th anniversary, African history season and national poetry week by bringing to Nottingham, for the first time in almost ten years...

 

The amazing internationally acclaimed Linton Kwesi Johnson!


This event is not to be missed

 

Monday 6th oct 8.00pm Jongleurs, Castle Wharf, Nottingham

Tickets priced just £1...

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Sheffield Forwords Vacancy

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forwords is a bi-weekly email bulletin, offering a digest of information about poetry and spoken word events, workshops, and other literary events in Sheffield and the surrounding area (including Doncaster, Barnsley, Huddersfield, and Rotherham).

The organisation is now looking for a new editor,...

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Orbis 145

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Capital of Culture poems wanted for Orbis 145, Special Issue on the theme of Culture* (see below)
Or Liverpool, Or from poets with some link to the City of Liverpool, eg, used to play in a band there ...

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ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival - Berlin

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From 9 -12 October 2008 the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin is organising the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, the international festival for poetry films.

 

Poets from Cocteau to Jandl to Handke have experime...

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Not Part Of...Manchester Festival

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WEDNESDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2008 7PM - 9PM @ FONT BAR, NEW WAKEFIELD ST, MANCHESTER

Would you like to be “Not Part Of” in 2009? On the 8th of October we will be holding a get together for those who wa...

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You Can See The Hills – Royal Exchange

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we thought our poets might be interested in this coming-of-age drama that premieres in The Studio at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre from Wednesday 24 September to Saturday 11 October, before tr...

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50 is the new poetry - Cadishead writers speak out -30th Sept

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Come and get your preconceptions shaken up at this public reading of the work of a highly creative group who open the windows of life, illuminating even the darkest corners of experience with wisdom a...

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Manchester's Next Generation Poets

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Poets studying for PhDs in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the Centre for New Writing, University of Manchester, will unveil their work to the public at a special lunchtime reading.

It will be the firs...

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Once This Was A Poet

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A play in one act by Brenda Read-Brown presented by Tewkesbury Arts and Drama Society at the Cheltenham Literature Festival – 8:30 pm, Tuesday 14th October 2008.


A man and a woman meet, ...

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Essex Poetry Festival 2008

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The Essex Poetry Festival takes place from the 19th September and continues for the whole of October in venues throughout Essex.
Bringing the best in live contemporary poetry to Essex, it is THE showca...

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Coleridge Poetry Prize

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The Second Samuel Taylor Coleridge Memorial Poetry Prize is now open for entries - closing date 1st of June 2009.FIRST PRIZEThe winner will receive

The Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Memorial Poetry fi...

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Manchester Literature Festival 2008

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Manchester Literature Festival 2008 is taking place between 16th - 26th October

Writers will be travelling to Manchester from as far afield as North Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United St...

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We Love Lyrics!

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SPINEBREAKERS ANNOUNCES ‘RHYTHM AND RHYME’ COMPETITION

 

 

London, 22 July 2008...  Spinebreakers, Penguin’s teen online book community, and the National Year of Reading today launche...

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Tony Walsh Wins Electric Picnic Slam

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Congratulations to WOL regular Tony Walsh (pictured) who won a fiercely fought slam at Ireland's Electric Picnic festival recently.  Another north west poet, Dennis (Just Dennis) from Nantwich's W...

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Sedbergh Festival of Books and Drama 2008

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From the 5th to 21st September the Books and Drama Festival in Sedbergh, England's Book Town, is celebrating the greatest British writer of all time?....yes William Shakespeare. In case you have imme...

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Derwent Poetry Festival 2008

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The second Derwent Poetry Festival is staged over an autumn weekend (Oct 17th - 19th) in the spectacular Derwent valley gorge at Masson Mills in Matlock Bath. The festival features some of our best mo...

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