Poets battle it out at Durham mega slam

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Thirty poets are due to battle it out at a gigantic slam in Durham on Thursday 1 September. The Waddy Mega Slam, presented by Waddington Street Centre in association with Talking Pen, is part of a series of charity events in 2011 hosted by the centre, celebrating 30 years of mental health resource provision in County Durham. The poets will be battling for a £50 cash prize, trophy and title of W...

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Support the homeless - with a chance to get your poetry published

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There’s the possibility of having your poetry published in a 20-page pamphlet while supporting the homeless, if you take part  in the International Lumen/Camden Poetry Competition 2012. The contest, organised with Ward Wood Publishing, is aimed at raising funds for the London Homeless Cold Weathe...

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The Manchester Writing School at MMU Presents…

The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University has announced a new series of free author events for autumn 2011, presented in partnership with the International Anthony Burgess...

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Welsh Poetry Competition anthology launched

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The Welsh Poetry Competition organisers have launched an anthology containing over 100 winning poems  taken from the first five years of the competition.

 

The anthology has poems by s...

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Malton festival contest

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Closing date is 24 September for the Malton Literature Festival poetry competition. There are prizes of  £100, £50 and £25 for poems up to 40 lines, with an entry fee  of £4 per poem or 4 poems for...

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The Disappeared: British Red Cross writing competition

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The British Red Cross is organising a creative writing competition on the theme of The Disappeared. The closing date is 30 August. Entries should fit onto one side of A4 paper. Qhat qualifies? Poet...

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Bolton becomes bi-monthly

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Bolton, birthplace of Write Out Loud, is famed for welcoming new and established poets in a supportive atmosphere. This will continue as the regular event moves to a new venue upstairs from the old...

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Judithy Palmer reinstated as Director of Poetry Society

17 & 18  August 2011: Statements from the Board of Trustees

Statement 1: We are delighted to be able to report Judith Palmer’s return to the post of Director of the Poetry Society.

Judith P...

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New Weekly Poem Podcasts from the Poetry Translation Centre

                                                                          
                                                                                                               




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Join fellow poets for a walk in Ted Hughes' stamping ground

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You wandered lonely …? No need to! Sign up to join a company of poets planning a day’s walking and socialising above and around the wonderful Calder Valley town of Hebden Bridge on Sunday 21 August...

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'Poetry Cuts' - November PBS Benefit in Manchester!

Poetry Book Society Benefit Reading
Manchester, 4th November

If you missed the London event, but would like to support the PBS, the next benefit will be in the Cosmo Rodewald Hall in Manchester...

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Leeds Independent Presses Poetry Festival: tickets on sale

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Tickets are now on sale for the first Leeds Independent Presses Poetry Festival (LIPPfest) due to take place in The Carriageworks theatre, Leeds on 24 September. There will be readings from 25 top-...

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The beat of our hearts: how to combat poetry phobia

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Ever wondered why you don't get a better audience at your gig? 

Here's the answer.  Poetry phobia.  No, not the name of some trendy new spoken word event apparently, but the term given to a med...

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Ann Foxglove on the radio

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Write Out Loud poet Ann Foxglove will be reading from some of her work and interviewed later this month on Do The Write Thing, a new live programme on Redruth community radio with Sue Farmer.

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A window on Italian cultures

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Minority not Minorities: A Window on Italian Cultures vol 1

Poets from Sardinia, Michael Pinna (ed.) Cinnamon Press

Reviewing an anthology differs from looking at a collection by a single a...

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Watching the river flow: poets wanted for open mic at Wapping

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Calling London poets … The Sense of Place community history project at Hermitage Community Moorings in Wapping is looking for poets to join an open-mic evening on 9 September on the theme of river,...

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Arts Council suspends Poetry Society funding

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The Arts Council has suspended funding to the Poetry Society, after members passed a vote of no-confidence in the board of the society by 302-69 at an emergency general meeting in London. Meanwhile...

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Wanted - renewed enthusiasm and a new openness at the Poetry Society

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The last time poets made the national press was when Ruth Padel and Derek Walcott had a very public spat over the chair of poetry at Oxford. These Morse-ian groves of academe and dreaming spires se...

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Write Out Loud breaks new records

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Write Out Loud has just notched up its 100th new member this year, marking a record rate of membership growth, and a record number of new recruits for any one month as well, WOL’s membership suprem...

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