Disappointment For The Albert Poets!

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We reported last month that it looked as though the Albert poets were going to return to the Albert  on the 12th of February following it's reopening.

News has reached us, now confirmed, that unfortunately the Albert has closed again and so the group have been forced to move to the cellar, Dogma, 29 Queensgate, Huddersfield on the Ring Road opposite the university.

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Lemn Sissay at Lyric Hammersmith

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Playwright, performer and broadcaster Lemn Sissay is at Lyric Hammersmith from 22 Jan ?" 14 Feb with Why I Don’t Hate White People.


Lemn’s story is one that spans time and the globe as he recounts his journey of discovery to unearth the truth about himself. From his childhood in a Lancashire ...

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Submissions Wanted

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Submissions Sought for London Poetry Pearl.
To celebrate the 5th year of London Poetry Festival 2009 they are publishing this poetry anthology in August (to be launched at the 5th Festival) 2009.

Submis...

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Sunday Brunch Jazz Poetry with Michael Horovitz

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Sunday 8 February | £10
Enjoy a relaxed Sunday Brunch in the Ivy House Café,
followed by dazzling performances of Jazz, Poetry, and Jazz Poetry
 from two masters who have been enrapturing audiences sin...

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Poetry Film - Proceeds to Charity

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We reported in August last year that a film was being made by, amongst others, Spoz who is Birmingham's Poet Laureate.

Tony Stringfellow has informed us that the film has been completed and was recent...

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Blood and Glitter In Liverpool

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NWDAF & Dadafest in association with the Unity Theatre present:
BLOOD AND GLITTER!
Gory Gory Alleluia!  It’s Rosie Lugosi  - for one night only!
The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place
Liverpool, L1 9BG
Tuesda...

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Free Ebook

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Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2008. In his Nobel Lecture he considers the role of the writer, and borrows the title of his speech from Swedish writer Stig Dage...

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Calling Wolverhampton

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Please note that the popular "Open Words....Open Verse...Open mic" event, run by Tony Stringfellow (pictured), is moving from its regular last Thursday of the month slot to last Wednesday of the month...

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US Soldier-Poet In Manchester

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The award-winning US poet and Iraq War veteran Brian Turner will be the special guest of Manchester's Poets and Players (www,poetsandplayers.co.uk) in a free reading at the Whitworth Art Gallery...

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The Palace of Oblivion, by Peter Davidson

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‘Lady of cultured pearls, fictitious skies, real shit:’
So goes the opening line of the first of a suite of poems, The Palace of Oblivion, which lends this collection its title. It’s a lofty conc...

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Phoenix FM Seeks Calderdale Writers!

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Writers are wanted, as guests, for the Wednesday afternoon (2-4pm) Tea For Two show, presented by Sally Woods.  Sally works for Calderdale Libraries and has a keen interest in creative writing. 

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Boost for Wales’ young writers

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In October 2008, Academi was awarded a Beacon Company Award by the Arts Council of Wales which secured funding for the development of the Young People’s Writing Squads – a programme already wel...

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Creative Writing Tutor Vacancy - Warrington

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Urgently required - person with knowledge of creative writing techniques who can convert that knowledge into fun exercises for children aged 10/ 11 years old for an hour a week for ten weeks. Must h...

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Submissions Wanted - US Ezine

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Stone's Throw is a quarterly online literary magazine based in Montana. The ezine features poetry, fiction and art from around the world and they're asking for submissions for a new feature called "...

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Winter Wonderland Words, Warwick

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Winter Wonderland of Words on Tuesday 20 January at 7.30pm in Kozi Bar, Market Place, Warwick.
 
The evening will be hosted by Julie Boden and Michael Wyndham Thomas who will be joined by Warwick P...

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About Everything...

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Philip Davenport's new poetry book about everything will be launched on Friday 30 January 7-9pm at the Chinese Art Centre 7 Thomas Street Market Buildings, Manchester, M4 1EU. Refreshments will be ...

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National Poet of Wales Salutes Obama

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Academi, the Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency, has posted a special letter to President Elect Barack Obama containing poems by the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, and Bardd Plant ...

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Job: Poet in Residence, The Wordsworth Trust

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Closes Fri 23 Jan 2009 Paid (£10k-15k) Full time

The Wordsworth Trust is seeking to appoint a new Poet in Residence, to run from May 2009 to April 2010. This residency offers an in...

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More Poetry Competitions

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Writer's Forum "Pick your own prize" competition. Closing date 28th February 2009
www.writers-forum.co.uk/competition/pypcomp.htm

THE GRACE DIEU WRITERS CIRCLE is running a competition for poems on an...

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Fresh Poetry from Modern Art

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Six week course by award-winning poet Pascale Petit in Tate Modern, London.

Mondays 16 February 2009 – 23 March 2009, 18.45–20.15
 
Starting in Rodchenko & Popova then working in the Roni Horn:...

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Left your heart in Manchester?

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Rainy City Stories wants your love. They also want your love stories and poems. In honour of Valentine’s Day, they’re offering a wonderful prize for the best Rainy City Love Story received in the ...

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Calling All Weirdos!

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Calling all weirdos and yes, that means you!

'I can't figure out if you're a detective or a pervert.'

Seeking poems that explore the twisted world of David Lynch's Blue Velvet for The Private Press's ne...

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Frogmore 2009 Poetry Prize

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Sponsored by the Frogmore Press

See www.frogmorepress.co.uk for full details

The winner of the Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2009 will win two hundred guineas and a two-year subscription t...

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The MAG Poetry Prize 2009

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The MAG Poetry Prize 2009 is open for entries.

 

This is a fundraiser for MAG (Mines Advisory Group) - a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict f...

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Flarestack Poets Pamphlet Competition

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Flarestack Poets Pamphlet Competition is for collections of 20 ?" 30 pages of poems. 2 equal prizes of publication and £250; also anthology of best single poems. Entries £18. Judges: Meredith And...

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Envoi open poetry competition

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Envoi open poetry competition – next deadline: February 20 th 2008. Single poem: £3 or 5 poems for £12 to ‘cinnamon press’ Poet’s details on a separate sheet. Editor: Jan Fortune-Wood, Me...

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Flash Fiction Wanted

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Flash, the international short-short story magazine is seeking contributions.

Short stories of up to 360 words (including title).

For submission & subscription details visit:  http://www.chester.ac.uk/f...

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