Job Opportunities

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Several jobs have arisen with the Arvon Foundation, the organisation that runs residential creative writing courses.

They are looking for a temporary Centre Manager to cover maternity leave for The Hurst, their centre in Shropshire. The salary is £19,500 pro rata and the closing date is Monday, 26th April.

They are also looking for two new trustees to sit on their Trustee council, one w...

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Bristol Spring Poetry Festival

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The first ever Bristol Spring Poetry Festival aims to bring together the most entertaining and inspirationalaward-winning poets and performers from Bristol, the South-West, and the rest of the world, in a spring bank holiday spectacular.

The festival runs from Thursday, 29th April until Sunda...

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This Saturday: Write to Speak presents ....

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Would you like to take part in a bold poetry initiative to help capture the voice of Hull, and maybe perform your work at Hull Truck?

Write to speak presents ‘They f**k you up...’ - an ambitiou...

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Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival

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Today sees the start of the annual literary festival in Stratford-upon-Avon. Running until Monday, 3rd May, this year’s festival promises a feast of author events, workshops, exhibitions, discussio...

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Creative Writing Courses with Julian Jordon

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Julian Jordon, professional non-fiction writer, editor, scriptwriter, and performance and slam poet, is running another series of his popular Creative Writing and Scriptwriting courses at Stockport...

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Creative Writing Course

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Liverpool poet Tom George is running a 5 week creative writing course from Friday, 23rd April.

Explore the craft of writing in this brand new taster course, which aims to help you to discover n...

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Wotton-under-Edge Slam

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Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire is looking for poets to take part in a slam at Under the Edge Arts on Saturday, 24th April at 8pm.

The evening will be hosted by Glenn Carmichael and Claire...

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PIGBABY

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PIGBABY is a fantastic literary weekend party of poetry, short stories, and literary fun which will take place in the Sussex countryside during the weekend of 1st and 2nd May.

Saturday, 1st May...

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Igniting the Spark

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A new series of Creative Writing workshops begins on Tuesday, 4th May at Dean Clough, in Halifax.

Join Gaia Holmes for a series of weekly writing workshops. The workshops will involve discussio...

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Poésie sans Frontières

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It’s fair to say that those who frequent Write Out Loud are a pretty diverse group of people; you can log on to WOL and read poetry and blogs, comments and opinions, from all sorts of people, about...

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MAG Poetry Competition 2010 - Deadline Approaches!

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The MAG Poetry Prize is more than a writing competition – it’s a poetic e-democracy!

A genuinely anonymous peer review system is what sets this competition apart from all others – there are no ...

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'Making Poetry' Workshop Programme 2010

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A brand new programme of poetry workshops begins this weekend in Birmingham city centre.

All workshops take place at the Shakespeare Memorial in Birmingham city centre, and run from 1.30 – 4.30...

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Fatima Wins Wigan 2010 Slam

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A packed Tudor House witnessed an evening of simply excellent slam poetry last Thursday in a memorable competition.

The standard was so high that the judges reported that they had great difficu...

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Liverpool Creative Writing Course

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Poet, Tom George, is running a 5-week creative writing course from 23rd April.

It will run every Friday at Blackburne House, Liverpool from 9.30AM to 12.30PM.

    * Explore the craft of Writi...

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New Venue for Poetica

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Poetica – the Manchester based, mutual support group for work in progress, are having a change of location and a new start time.

They will still be meeting every fortnight on Wednesdays but fro...

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Carol Ann Duffy and Friends

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In association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, the Manchester Writing School at MMU will be presenting three special evenings of poetry and music hosted by Poet Laureate – Carol Ann Duffy.

On ...

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