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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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The Poetry Treatment ? new project in major UK hospital 26-Jul-08

Year long collaboratory project between The Poetry Trust, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals.

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Queen is asked to appoint first female poet laureate in 340 years 15-Jun-08

The Queen is asked to appoint first female poet laureate after 22 men in 340 years.

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Writers enjoy a share of £25,000 12-May-08

New Writing North is delighted to announce the winners of this year's Northern Writers' Awards ahead of the public event that will celebrate the winning writers' work.

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Poetry and Health 12-May-08

Poems in the Waiting Room would like to hear about any examples of the impact of poetry in the health services.

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Exiled Writers Ink Mentoring and Translation Scheme 04-May-08

Exiled Writers INK is running a mentoring scheme to match writers in exile with well known writers in the UK. You will work together intensively over a year, leading to publications/ readings and new opportunities.

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Obituary: Brian Cox 04-May-08

PN Review founder Brian Cox died last week.

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The winners of the 2008 Christopher Tower Poetry Prize 29-Apr-08

17 April 2008, Oxford ? The winners of the 2008 Christopher Tower Poetry Prize, the UK?s most prestigious award for 16 to 18 year old aspiring poets, have been announced today at a luncheon reception at Christ Church in Oxford.

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Enigma: Call for submissions 18-Apr-08

The first edition will be published in September and the deadline for submissions is 31st July.

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Writer, editor and promoter Tom Chivers has been appointed the first ever Poet in Residence at Bishopsgate Institute.

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Archie Markham (1939-2008) 11-Apr-08

Archie Markham died on 23 March 2008 in Paris.

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Gillian Clarke announced as Welsh National Poet 06-Apr-08

"The Arts Council of Wales is proud to sponsor Gillian Clarke as our third National Poet".

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Ruth Padel as Writer in Residece at Somrset House 06-Apr-08

Somerset House is delighted to welcome Ruth Padel as Writer in Residence.

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Succour 8: Call For Submissions 26-Mar-08

We are now accepting submissions for Succour 8. The title/theme of the issue will be Icons.

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20x20 Magazine: Call for Submissions 26-Mar-08

The magazine will be approximately 80-100 pages, b&w. As the title of our publication states, the format is 20x20 cm. The meta-words for Issue one are: Gone Beyond Writers are invited to submit pieces up to 1,500 words.

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Poetry in the Pews Competition Winners 20-Mar-08

Poetry in the Pews Adult and Childrens' Winners

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Swindon poet visits community poetry project in India 14-Mar-08

Poet Tony Hillier visited a creative writing programme for marginalised youth in India. You can read about his visit by clicking on the link.

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The Poetry Business is advertising for Company Manager 14-Mar-08

The Poetry Business is advertising for the exciting new post of Company Manager, based in Sheffield. Closing date 2 April.

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Creative Wales Award Winners 14-Mar-08

Congratulations to the three writers who have received a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales. Robert Minhinnick and Menna Elfyn will each receive major awards of £20,000 and Richard Gwyn will receive £12,000.

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