What is this meta for anyway?

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What I Do That's New is a series of articles in which poets share their trade secrets with the rest of us i.e. they describe aspects of what they do that is either innovative or just plain clever.

If you would like to feature in a future article in this series then contact feature editor Dermot Glennon dermot@writeoutloud.net

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Half-Price 'Brisk Units'

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Wafts is a Beachcomber type column where you can expect the unexpected...

POETS, my definition.

Poet. Is that what you call yourself?  Arsiversie-ists is my word for you,and pretty pillicocks all.  Yeah, I’ve heard you, you strungout shrugging flandan dins. What makes you special? Oh, yea...

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Templar Competition 2010

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The Templar Poetry Pamphlet & Collection Competition 2009 invites submissions of short collections of poetry. Four winners each receive £500, publication of their submission in pamphlet ...

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Budding Marlowes wanted in Deptford

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The Albany Theatre space in Deptford is looking for new writing talent for ‘Freshly Squeezed’ – a script writing evening for anyone with a desire to write performance poetry, spoken word or verse p...

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Manchester Cathedral 12th International & Religious Poetry Competition

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Manchester Cathedral are inviting entries for their 12th International and Religious Poetry Competition.

The competition is open to everyone, of whatever faith tradition, and also to those seek...

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Young People's Poetry Competition

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The John Betjeman Young People's Poetry Competition is open to 11-14 year-olds living in the British Isles.

The prize is £1,000 (£500 to the winner and £500 to the English department of his or...

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A win's a win - Bolton Howcroft

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Well, I was picking the bones out of ‘Ancrene Wisse’, a 13th century masterpiece of Middle English prose - but what the hell - let’s talk about proper words and stuff innit.

I’ve not travelled to...

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Liverpool's Most Romantic Poet 2010

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Dead Good Poets Society organised a poetry slam to find Liverpool's Most Romantic Poet.

On Wednesday 17th February, in the 3rd Room of the Everyman Bistro, sixteen poets performed poems on love, ...

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Lemn Sissay - BBC Recording in Manchester

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This is your invitation to a live recording for BBC Radio 4 at Contact Theatre on Sunday 21st March at 6.30pm. This is a one-off version of Lems’s stage shpw with specially created new material for...

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Leeds Trinity Writer's Festival

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Leeds Trinity University College is holding its sixth annual Writers’ Festival Day on 10th March.

Explore the range of possibilities opened up by working with professional writers. Workshops in...

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Red Shed's Poetry Competition

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The Red Shed Reading's open poetry competition is now open for submissions - £3 for first entry, £2 for subsequent entries. The sole adjudicator is Gerard Benson and the closing date is Friday 30th...

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Wanted Contributions to the Write Out Loud Magazine!

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We're asking for your contributions to the Write Out Loud magazine now please.

You could be the star contributor to our next issue!

We want audio recordings of your poems - we will mix the...

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blankpages Call for Submissions

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Blank Media Collective are looking for new voices for blankpages – their monthly online magazine – and Issue 19 is available online now!

They accept poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, a...

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Things I Did While I Was Dead

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‘Things I Did While I Was Dead’ is the intriguing title of a new book by Rosie Garland (a.k.a. Rosie Lugosi), launched on 23rd February by Flapjack Press.

Powerfully articulating themes as dive...

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Alf's Reconstituted Fisherman’s Seats & Poetry Jobs

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Wafts is a Beachcomber type column where you can expect the unexpected...

What’s this? Why, lubbers, it’s a sea shanty, cribbed and condensed from the voicemail signatures of a thousand ship-to...

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Save The Earth!

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Submissions requested for an eco minded arts / lit ezine. Art, literature, commentary, rants, etc. Follow the link for details...

http://www.theivorytowerzine.com/submissions.htm

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Cork Spring Literary Festival

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The Metropole Hotel in MacCurtain Street is the venue for this year's Cork Spring Festival which runs from 17th to 20th February 2010. The theme for this year's festival is sense of place. Sense of...

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Create a Monster from Your Own Words

Send your Audio recorded poems to Steve Garside together with a word document of the text.

 

Send your submissions to stevegarside@hotmail.com

 

Your audio poem will then be cut up ...

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Poetry Jam

Loosen your Muse

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Loose Muse is London’s only regular event for women writers of all genres. That doesn’t mean though that men aren’t welcome to come and listen, they most certainly are!

Hosted by Dzifa Benson a...

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P.S. I LOVE YOU - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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P.S. I LOVE YOU is a multi-disciplinary week long programme of events dedicated to the exploration and celebration of the legacy of The Beatles, at Bradford Playhouse 27th April to 1st  May 2010.

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Animal Writes Workshop

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‘Animal Writes’ in Manchester, is a relaxed, friendly workshop, where anyone interested in creative writing can go to share work, get some feedback, and maybe take part in a short writing exercise ...

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Söyleşi Üç Aylık Şiir Dergisi

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The Magazine "Söyleşi Üç Aylık Şiir Dergisi!" issue 2"is now available to download for free.

This issue conencrntrates on philosophical poems concerned with memory and melancholia translated...

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Pennine Lancashire Poetry Stanza

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Poets from the Pennine Lancashire Poetry Stanza will take to the stage at Starbucks, at the Capitol Centre in Preston, next Wednesday, 17th February.

The readers will include award winning poet...

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Cinnamon Press Writing Weeks

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How does the sound of a holiday combined with expert tuition aimed at improving your writing appeal to you? – perhaps a week in wonderful Wales? - or fabulous France?

Well courses from Cinnamon...

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Make an Exhibition of Yourself

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NXNW Festival is looking for recordings of poets to play on loops throughout their forthcoming exhibition ‘Illuminate’ at The Turnpike in Leigh, in March.

The exhibition explores the themes of ...

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John Betjeman Young People's Poetry Competition

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The 2010 John Betjeman Poetry Competition is open to 11-14 year olds living in the British Isles.

The competition, which is co-sponsored by Shell International and St. Pancras International St...

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Poetry Jam at The Tea Box

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The Tea Box in Richmond, Surrey, is hosting an open-mic Poetry Jam On Friday, 12th February, where new voices can perform alongside established performance poets.

Poets-in-residence – Julie Mul...

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Jawdance!

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They say that London’s heart lies in its East End – the history, the people, the culture, and now.... the poetry! Every third Wednesday the Rich Mix Bar in Tower Hamlets, is set to pulse with poetr...

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York Writers Do It For Themselves

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York Literature Festival 18 - 28th March at venues around York

York Literature Festival returns for its fourth outing in March 2010, with a splendid line-up of local and national talent, includ...

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Coleridge Poetry Prize

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The Third International Samuel Taylor Coleridge Memorial Poetry Prize 2010 welcomes new work.
This year's competition closes on June 1st.
1st prize, £300 2nd prize, £200, 3rd prize, £100.
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Love and Afternoon Tea

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On Friday, 12th February, Litfest will be holding a ‘Shakespeare in Love’ event in Lancaster's Storey Auditorium to celebrate the Valentine’s weekend. And they’ll be doing so with style – serving a...

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Leicester 'Y' Change of Date

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Please note that WORD! at The Y in Leicester will be on Sunday, 7th February and not tonight (Tuesday 2nd Feb).

It will be a special comedy edition you won’t want to miss - featuring Mik Artist...

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Learn to Criticise Art in Wales

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NEW CRITICS PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

SCHEME WILL OFFER TRAINING TO HELP CREATE A NEW GENERATION OF ARTS CRITICS IN WALES

 

National Theatre Wales, in partnership with Academi, is launching an...

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Opportunities and Courses

Huddersfield Literature Festival - Competition!

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The deadline for this year’s short poetry and short story writing competition from The Huddersfield Literature Festival is Wednesday, 10th February.  

The aim of this year’s event is to write a...

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Poetry on Tap for Valentine's Day

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Poets Clare Potter and Duncan McGibbon will read their latest works at the new Poetry on Tap reading series in Cardiff on Sunday, 14thFebruary.

Clare Potter was the 2004 John Tripp Award Winner...

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Northern Writers' Awards 2010 - open for submissions

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The Northern Writers’ Awards have been helping to boost the careers of writers from the north-east of England for the last ten years, during which time no fewer than 89 writers have received awards...

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Auld Reekie and the StAnza Poetry Festival

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Poetry seems to be turning up the temperature this winter to beat the cold. When Rob Mackenzie realised that the first Poetry at the ...   of 2010 was due to fall on Sunday 14th February, his initi...

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Trippin'

Dear Dermot

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Yes, yes, Dear Dermot indeed.

 

Or, perhaps I should relabel this feature: Inexpensive Dermot, because (to show solidarity with our hard-working team of unpaid features editors here at Writ...

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Dear Dermot.

Poetry's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: The Sonnet

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The Masked Poet is a man on a mission to reveal to you poetry's most closely guarded secrets.  He wears the mask to conceal his face, because if his fellow poets were to find out his true identity,...

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Poetics

Come on in and have some fun!

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Here are six more photos to make some sort of creative reaction too... whether it's a poem, flash fiction, short sentence, a short story, six words describing each image, a poem, or, if you have lo...

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Manchester Cathedral's Poetry Competition

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Manchester Cathedral are holding their 12th interfaith, religious poetry competition.

For this year's competition, the judge is Vona Groarke. Winners of the competition will be announced at a s...

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The erbacce Prize for Poetry

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erbacce-press are fed up with poetry competitions that charge an entry or reading fee so their competition is absolutely free to enter. The competition is open to anyone and everyone, but you must ...

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Templar Poetry Competition

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This is the 5th year of the Templar Poetry Pamphlet & Collection Competition, closing date for submissions is 8th May 2010.

Short collections of poetry of between 18 and 24 pages are invited, c...

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LIVERpoetry progresses to The Pilgrim

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LIVERpoetry – the ’pool’s latest poetry evening – launched last month, now has a new permanent home.

From Wednesday, 10thFebruary the group will meet in the big upstairs room at The Pilgrim pub...

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Audio Poems Wanted

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NXNW Festival is looking for recordings of poets to showcase alongside the upcoming exhibition 'Illuminate' at The Turnpike, Leigh, on Saturday 6th March 2010. The themes of the exhibition are illu...

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Puzzled about Winston?

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There’s no need to be because Write Out Loud’s Winston Plowes (pictured) will be the guest poet at Puzzle Poets Live tonight (Monday, 1st February). Winston will be reading a variety of his work as...

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