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Northern Writers' Awards 2009 11-Nov-08

The 2009 awards were launched last week and £25,000 is up for grabs for writers who live and work in the north east of England.

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Sujata Bhatt wins German literary prize 10-Nov-08

Congratulations to Sujata Bhatt, who has this week been awarded the 'Literaturpreis das neue Buch 2008' in Cuxhaven, Germany.

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Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize Winner Announced 10-Nov-08

The recipient of this major UK prize for a best first collection of poetry is 37-year old Irish poet Ciaran Berry for The Sphere of Birds (The Gallery Press).

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CANNIBAL SPICES NO. 2 Now Available 05-Nov-08

The second issue of Cannibal Spices is out, featuring Sean Bonney, Josh Stanley and Anna Ticehurst.


Spread the Word Writer in Residence Opportunity 05-Nov-08

Between January 09 and March 09, a writer, or collective, will be in residence at Spread the Word's office, situated on Lambeth Walk, SE11.

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T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist announced 31-Oct-08

Announced yesterday, the shortlist for the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

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New Writing North launches Northern Writers' Awards 2009 28-Oct-08

The Northern Writers' Awards celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with a new sponsorship deal worth £30,000 over three years from the Sunderland-based Leighton Group.

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National Poet's New Alliance 28-Oct-08

Full news article on Gillian Clarke including an upcoming event.

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Poetry in decline says leader of literacy trust. 23-Oct-08

Poetry in decline says leader of literacy trust.

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The British Library Buys Literary Archive of Ted Hughes 23-Oct-08

The enormous literary archive of Ted Hughes, that includes letters, drafts of poems, journals, diaries and his innermost thoughts, has been bought by the British Library.


WALES: Creative Wales Awards 2008-09 23-Oct-08

Creative Wales Awards are intended to give space and time for an artist already with career achievements, to undertake experimentation and research which will inform the artist's future practice but which do not necessarily have defined outcomes.


Academi Writers' Bursaries 2009 23-Oct-08

Bursaries are awarded to support writers creating new work in the following genres: Poetry, Novels, Short stories, Literary criticismand Factual prose of literary merit.


Academi's Mentoring Service for Writers 2009 23-Oct-08

The Mentoring Service offers help from an established writer to assess promising work in-progress and bring it up to publishable standard.

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Portsmouth in Poetry 22-Oct-08

Call for submissions. Tongues&Grooves, one of Hampshire's leading poetry networks, is planning an anthology of poems about Portsmouth. It aims to produce the first collective poetic definition of the city.

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Popshot calls for submissions 22-Oct-08

Popshot is a brand new illustrated poetry magazine calling for submissions for its first issue.

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An invitation to two poetry drop-in reading sessions, held in the Members Bar with poet Simon Barraclough. A guided tour of The Poetry Library A free pass to our private Members Bar throughout the Poetry Festival

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Forward Prize Winner 18-Oct-08

Mick Imlah wins the 2008 Forward Prize.

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Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Poetry Prize Winner Shortlist 09-Oct-08

Shortlisted winners for the 2008 Jerwood Aldeburgh Poetry Prize.

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Launch of East Kent Live Lit 10-Sep-08

EKLAAP, the East Kent Local Arts Authority Partnership, is pleased to announce the launch of East Kent Live Lit, a live literature network for writers, artists, producers, promoters and venues in East Kent.

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Mahmoud Darwish 14-Aug-08

The great Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish has died at the age of 67.

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