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'Write Better Poetry' with Alison Chisholm

 

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details: This is a WEEKEND Poetry Workshop. The Course Leader Alison Chisholm is an excellent teacher. She has a regular column in Writing Magazine and has wr...
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A Tribute to Adonis

 

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details: The Mosaic Rooms is delighted to announce for 2012 a tribute to the Arab world’s greatest living poet, Adonis. From February to March 2012, the Mosa...
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Adam O'Riordan in conversation with Adam Phillips

 

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details: Born in 1982, Adam O’Riordan’s first collection of poetry, IN THE FLESH won a 2011 Somerset Maugham Award. “Precise and attentive. O’Riorda...
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Amnesty Write for Rights Festive Fayre

 

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details: Date: Fri 9 December 2011 Come along for some Free Friday Festive Fun After work pop on down to Amnesty's Festive Fayre - an indoor festive festi...
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An Evening of Poetry & Music with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy

 

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details: First performance of a poem for Leeds by the Poet Laureate September 27th at 7.30pm is the date to put in your diary. Join with others at a poetry ...
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An Evening of Readings with Ian Parks

 

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details: An opportunity to hear poetry by Ian Parks. Ian Parks was a winner of the Gladnstone's Library Writer-In-Residence Scheme for 2012. Tickets £10...
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An Evening With Lorna Goodison

 

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details: Lorna Goodison is the godmother of Jamaican poetry. She is holding this reading as part of Bristol's Jamaica 50 celebrations.
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An evening with Poet Laureate: Carol Ann Duffy

 

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details: Join one of the UK’s most admired poets for a captivating evening of poetry readings and a question and answer session.
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Beeston Poets presents Andy Croft

 

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details: Beeston Poets is a programme of readings by well-known poets in Beeston Library. It follows on from the Poets in Beeston series which ran from 1993 ...
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Beeston Poets presents Jackie Kay

 

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details: Beeston Poets is a programme of readings by well-known poets in Beeston Library. It follows on from the Poets in Beeston series which ran from 1993 ...
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Beeston Poets presents Neil Astley

 

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details: Beeston Poets is a programme of readings by well-known poets in Beeston Library. It follows on from the Poets in Beeston series which ran from 1993 ...
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Bernard O'Donoghue at Poetry East

 

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details: Entry £7.00 Showcasing the work of well-known contemporary poets, exploring the relationship between poetry and spiritual life. The evening consis...
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Bernard O'Donoghue in Conversation with Adam Phillips

 

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details: Bernard O'Donoghue joins us for the fourth of our discussions with leading poets. Bernard O’Donoghue was born in Cullen, Co. Cork in 1945. He is...
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CAESURA #11

 

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details: Edinburgh's monthly bespoke spoken word night championing the experimental and engaging in writing. CAESURA #11 features Martin Belk, Kristiana Rae Co...
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Caesura #5

 

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details: An incendiary and exciting night of spoken word. Celebrating the word in its many forms with poetry, prose, monologues and straight up jive from a div...
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Caesura #6

 

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details: An incendiary and exciting night of spoken word. Celebrating the word in its many forms with poetry, prose, monologues and straight up jive from a div...
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CAESURA #8

 

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details: Words aloud. A monthly night of the word in its many forms. CAESURA #8 has performances from Rodney Relax, Robin Cairns, JDA Winslowe, a short play b...
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CAESURA #9

 

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details: Entry by donation Words aloud. A monthly night of the word in its many forms. CAESURA #9 has performances from Gavin Inglis, Jow Lindsay, Chelsea ...
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Cemetery Workshop

 

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details: Join poet and Creative Writing tutor, Ben Rogers, who will be walking with the departed in a writing workshop that explores, and responds to, the broo...
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Chichester Copywriter's Writers' Retreat

 

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details: Sea-inspired Poetry Reading and Writer Talk with Melanie Penycate (Breaking the Arch, Guildford Poets Press, 1995; Feeding Humming Birds, Oversteps Bo...
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Cocktails and Poetry Reading with Ian Parks

 

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details: This is an opportunity to meet poet Ian Parks, hear his poetry and ask questions about his poetry. Ian Parks was a winner of Gladstone's Library's ...
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Coventry Live Poets' Spring reading

 

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details: Thanks to their blend of wit and reflection Coventry Live Poets are once again reading in Earlsdon Library. Love and Springtime may well be themes. E...
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Creative Writes Workshops - Spring Sundays

 

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details: Creative Writes workshops are small, supportive, motivational and tailor-made. During these three Sunday afternoon workshops, you will be guided th...
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Creative Writes Workshops - Spring Wednesdays!

 

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details: Creative Writes workshops are small, supportive, motivational and tailor-made. During these three Wednesday evening workshops at the inspirational...
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Creative Writes, Weekend Intensive Workshop

 

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details: Creative Writes workshops offer a different and refreshing approach to creative writing, which is motivational and inspirational. Small groups are...
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Creative Writing Workshop with Ian Parks

 

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details: From Blank Page to Poem: The Writing Process - Arrive with an empty notebook and go home with a poem. This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to ex...
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Creative Writing Workshop with Ian Parks

 

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details: Stories in Verse: Writing Narrative Poetry - What is the difference between a short story and a narrative poem? How do we set about telling a story in...
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Dart - Alice Oswald - Film Screening

 

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David Harsent

 

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details: David Harsent's recent collection, Night, was Poetry Book Society Choice for Spring 2011 and shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. He has just published...
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Don Paterson - Reading poems with a Master Poet

 

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details: One of the most popular and inspiring tutors. If you have ever had an interest in poetry or want to go deeper, he's your man. I have attended two o...
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details: Tullie House hosts poetry evenings in unique surroundings, amidst museum collections or in its contemporary art gallery. On 29.10.11, for one night o...
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Everybody's Reading

 

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details: There is just so much going on over 10 days in ONE city!
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Golden Fables 2012

 

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details: Beautiful words by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and specially-commissioned Fables by poets Ian McMillan, Gillian Clarke, Liz Lochhead and Joel Stickley com...
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Hammer & Tongue Cambridge featuring Dizraeli and Inja

 

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details: Sign up as one of the eight to compete in the poetry slam for a place in the Regional Final, or just dive in and soak up the night’s atmosphere and ...
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Hammer & Tongue Cambridge featuring Henry Bowers and John Osborne

 

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details: Time for the first round of the Cambridge Hammer & Tongue 2011-2012 season... This is your chance to become part of the spoken word slam brilliance...
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Hammer & Tongue Cambridge featuring Raymond Antrobus plus The Strawberry Slam Champs

 

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details: Order your cheaper advance tickets via Eventbrite: http://htc-june13.eventbrite.co.uk/ Time for the last open round of the Cambridge Hammer & Tongu...
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Have you anything to declare?

 

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details: Do you have anything to declare? with Nichola Charalambou and Rochelle Scholar – Saturday, 5th November, 10.30-4. Venue: Heathrow Terminal 5. £30 ...
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Holloway Arts Festival with John Hegley's 'Animal Alphaboating for All'

 

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details: John Hegley is a man of many talents and experiences. As a comic and front man for the Popticians in the eighties he recorded two sessions for John P...
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How to Write for Children

 

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details: How to Write for Children with Brandon Robshaw Orford House Social Club, Walthamstow, E17 Sunday, 13 January to 3 February, 11-1 65 paym...
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Ivy House Poetry Circle

 

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details: Wednesdays, 2-3.30pm

2 May, 13 June & 11 July 2012

5 per session
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Ivy House Poetry Circle

 

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details: Renowned actor Saul Reichlin will read variety of poetry including Shakespeare, Eliot, Auden and others.
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Jackie Kay at Poetry East

 

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details: Entry £7.00 Showcasing the work of well-known contemporary poets, exploring the relationship between poetry and spiritual life. The evening consis...
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Jamie McKendrick, Bernard O'Donoghue, Jane Draycott

 

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details: Jamie McKendrick will be reading from Out there, his new collection. Bernard O'Donoghue and Jane Draycott are reading from recent work.
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John Hegley 'Animal Alphaboating for All'

 

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John Hegley: Family Word Ship

 

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details: Performance poet John Hegley will be recounting verses about voles, songs about dads and Daleks and maybe even trying to make unicorn noises in this f...
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Kent & Sussex Poetry Society

 

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Life Writing - Life Matters

 

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details: A residential weekend with Lynne Rees, poet, novelist, narrative non-fiction writer and award winning creative writing tutor. This will be our fourth ...
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Liz Bentley Performance Night

 

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details: A night of poetry and music hosted by performance poet Liz Bentley and starring Rose Wilby and Rob Auton. Tickets: 5 / 2.50 for more detai...
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Loose Muse

 

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details: Loose Muse is a monthly event set up and run by Agnes Meadows since 2005. It is Londons only regular event for women writers of all genres. It takes ...
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Love Poems from the Hammock ,Tom Thumb Theatre

 

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details: one of Britain's smallest theatres bring new life to poetry and other events in Margate. Love Poems from the Hammock is a Valentine's night events by ...
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Mental Travellers, Night Five: 64,000 Genii

 

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details: The fifth show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatrepoetry and music by Jeremy Reed and the Ginger Light, Niall McDevitt, Helen Moore, John Con...
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Mental Travellers, Night Four: Visions for the World Tree

 

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details: he fourth show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre, a night of visionary poetry with Gabriel Bradford Millar, Jay Ramsay, Philip Wells The ...
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Mental Travellers, Night One: Burning Tyger Revue

 

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details: The first show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre with Aidan Andrew Dun & Lucie Rejchrtova, Marius Kociejowski and Stephen Watts 8pm, 10...
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Mental Travellers, Night Six: An Evening Without David Gascoyne

 

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details: The sixth show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre: Hilary Davies, Robert Fraser, Niall McDevitt and Jeremy Reed celebrate the life and work ...
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Mental Travellers, Night Three: Take This Hammer

 

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details: The third show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre with Michael Horovitz, Vanessa Vie, The Sibylline Sisters (Sibyl Madrigal, Kay Grant & Ar...
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Mental Travellers, Night Two: Night of Delicious Songs

 

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details: The second show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre: Tymon Dogg, Niall McDevitt, Kirsten Morrison and Dave Russell play and sing original set...
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Mental Travellers, the Finale: The Tigers of Wrath

 

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details: The last show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre: Roy Hutchins performs the poetry of Heathcote Williams, including The Tigers of Wrath. 8pm...
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MICHAEL ROSEN AND THE HOMEMADE ORCHESTRA

 

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details: As Margate now has the Turner Centre we feel it is great to have the former childrens laureate to perform in Margate. This event is jointly with Love ...
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Mimi Khalvati at Poetry East

 

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details: Entry £7.00 Showcasing the work of well-known contemporary poets, exploring the relationship between poetry and spiritual life. The evening consis...
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Mind Verse

 

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details: This will be a spoken word event in East London bringing together scientists and poets to perform about the brain and mind. The spectacular mix of...
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Mole Valley Poets Sofa Poet - Myra Schneider

 

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details: Mole Valley Poets present an evening with Myra Schneider on Monday, 30th April 2012 at 7:30 pm. Myra will lead a Poetry Workshop and read from her ...
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My Cornwall Charles Causley Festival

 

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details: Charles Causley has been described as the "best poet laureate the nation never had". He lived all his life in Launceston and the town now celebrates h...
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New Zealand at Kings Place - New Worlds: New Perspectives

 

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details: New Zealand’s brightest talents are showcased at Kings Place in March 2012 as musicians, composers and writers explore themes of migration across oc...
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Norwich Poetry at Olive's

 

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details: This is a regular monthly community poetry event, held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8 pm. It encourages published and non published local poe...
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Other Voices: Alternative Spoken Word Cabaret

 

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details: Other Voices brings you open-hearted open mic, feature sets from spoken word stars, and some very special guests, all with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. ...
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Other Voices: Alternative Spoken Word Cabaret

 

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details: Other Voices brings you open-hearted open mic, feature sets from spoken word stars, and some very special guests, all with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. ...
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Pighog Poetry Night

 

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details: we’re launching a new monthly poetry night to showcase established poets’ work and to amplify up-and-coming voices. All events and open mic opport...
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Poetry Courses with a Difference

 

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details: Don Patterson - 190 Book Now 28 - 30 June 2013 Don Patterson Don is one of our foremost poets. What he doesnt know about poets or poetry re...
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Poetry Courses with a Difference

 

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details: Ian Duhig - 190 Book Now 13 - 15 September 2013 Sisters Hand in Hand As Henry Purcell wrote: "Music and poetry have ever been acknowledge...
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Poetry in Palmers Green

 

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details: Twice annual readings take place in the church where Stevie Smith worshipped. April readers: Jane Duran, Anne Stewart, André Mangeot and John Mackay....
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Poetry in Worthing

 

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details: Combines professional poet (Patience Agbabi) with local creativity. Runs open Poetry Wall, competition and performance on National Poetry Day.
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Poetry Reading Group: Penelope Shuttle Sandgrain And Hourglass

 

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details: Part of the Wordsworth Trust's Contemporary Poetry season 2012.
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Poetry reading: Penelope Shuttle & Samantha Wynne Rhydderch

 

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details: Part of the Wordsworth Trust's Comtemporary Poetry Season 2012. Two poets with great imaginative versatility. Rescheduled from last year, Penel...
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Poetry workshop with Genista Lewes

 

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details: The poetry workshop with Genista Lewes forms part of Bradninch Music Festival. Genista is a member of the Fire River Poets and reads at the Taunton...
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Poets on Poets: Penelope Shuttle on Peter Redgrove

 

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details: Part of the Wordsworth Trust's Contemporary Poetry Season 2012 6.00 (5.00 advance payment and booking) Penelope Shuttles husband Peter Redgr...
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Reading: Street Music by Mike Marqusee

 

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Riverside Poetry

 

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details: This is an evening of prize winning poetry with Manchester Poetry Prize Winner JUDY BROWN and by special request KIM MOORE. There are short spots for ...
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Sam Willets & Robin Robertson

 

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details: This is the opening reading of The Woodstock Poetry Festival. Sam Willetts and his publisher, Robin Robertson, both reading from recent work. Their mo...
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Seen but Seldom Heard

 

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Sherlock Suite one-woman poetry performance

 

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details: Housewife haunted by Sherlock One-woman poetry performance featuring original music score by Alexander Poberezhny. It’s a story of a mother, wife...
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SIx Autumn Sunday Mornings

 

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details: Mendham Writers presents a series of six workshops,with tutor Brandon Robshaw, which will take you through the writing process, from getting started, ...
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Six Summer Evenings

 

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details: A six-week course with Brandon Robshaw exploring the themes of travel and the journey in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. SESSION 1: STARTING LOCAL...
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Sounds New Poetry Festival 2012

 

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details: Leading poets will gather in Canterbury next month (from 4-15 May) for an international festival hosted by the University of Kent. Sounds New Poetr...
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Spoken Stories Workshops With Nichol Keene and Toby de Angeli

 

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details: Are you a writer or poet? Would you like to be? FREE performance poetry and writing workshops If you're between 14 and 18, join performance poet...
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Tales from the Bridge

 

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details: Tales from the Bridge is a major installation of poetry on the River Thames, launched to coincide with the Olympic festivities. It will create 'a ful...
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The Inpress Poetry Garden Market

 

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details: Next month, we turn 10. To celebrate, we're running a special all-day poetry event on London's Southbank. The Inpress Poetry Garden Market will ta...
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The Lost Poetry Club presents the Poem Part Open MIc!

 

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details: POEM PARTY - Open mic 2 entry/ free for readers 8-11 pm In the basement cafe of the Crimson Heart*, The Lost Poetry Club is having a poem...
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The Lyric Lounge

 

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details: Day-long celebration of the spoken word. Headliners: Grace Nichols and John Agard. Day events include BBC Poetry Slam winner Dizraeli and his band the...
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The Yogic Path Poetry Prize

 

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details: The Yogic Path Yoga school,in conjunction with poetrypoetics.com has launched a Poetry Prize for poems on Yoga. The competition is open to all. Entry ...
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Twaikus of the Unknown Craftsmen

 

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details: Be inspired by the exhibition Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman to create 'Twaikus' – haikus on Twitter. This interactive poetry ...
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Victor Rodriguez Nunez: 'The Infinite's Ash' Poetry Reading and Signing

 

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details: Víctor Rodríguez Núñez is one of the most renowned Cuban poets writing today. He has published eleven poetry collections, the most recent of which...
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Vocabaret

 

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details: Home of Vocabaret, a top quality performance poetry, bringing poets with a national reputation to the wilds of North Manchester. Hosted by Tony Walsh ...
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War Poets & Poetry day school

 

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details: Tutor: Elizabeth Teague Times: 10am4pm inc half-hour break for lunch. (Bring a packed lunch). Fee: 20 Organised by Workers' Educational Associa...
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Ware Literature Festival - The Great Bed of Words

 

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details: Workshops: Haiku and 'I Write Myself' - Katherine Gallagher; Staring Point - Paul Lyalls, The Sonnet - Oz Hardwick. Readings from Ware Poets. Pe...
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Write around the Monopoly Board

 

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details: Write Around The Monopoly Board workshops are site specific walking writing workshops inspired by the Monopoly board. If you like London, like writing...
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Writing workshop with Lincolnshire Poet Laureate Joel Stickley

 

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details: Unleash your hidden writing talents with Lincolnshire Poet Laureate Joel Stickley at this beginners' workshop session which runs from 10am to noon. £...
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