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DIY Poets Zine #56
DIY Poets

diy poets If you haven't caught a glimpse of issue 56 of our small but perfectly formed zine then this is your lucky day. Get yours.

If you like it please share the hell out of it. [ps thanks to all contributors and especially Frank McMahon]

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Tales From A Tent
7th July online

tales from a tent

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Africans in Ukraine
a Call for Poems, Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction
Conversations with writers
Deadline 14th July

africans in ukraine CivicLeicester and the Africans in Ukraine Education Fund are inviting and accepting poems, short stories and creative nonfiction (including memoir, diary entries, chronicles, biographical and autobiographical accounts, letters and other narratives) on the theme, Africans in Ukraine.

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POETS AGAINST RACISM USA
The Poetry News Special

poets against racism usa In a Poetry News Special, Martin meets Debbie Allen, co-founder of Poets Against Racism USA, in a Nottingham pub. Watch them chat about Poets Against Racism in the USA and the UK, the importance of standing up against racism and how you can get involved in antiracism through poetry.

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general submissions
Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts!

Deadline 15th August

grist We read for general submissions from May 15 - August 15. Our print issue is published annually with an accompanying online issue.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as we are immediately notified if the piece has been accepted elsewhere.

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Writer's Diary

Poetry at Jerome's
Part of the Bulwell Arts Festival

Jeromes Bulwell, Nottingham
5th July

poetry at jeromes Open mic poetry with local poets and friends.

Duration: 2 hr

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Tales From A Tent
Hothouse Theatre
Part of the Bulwell Arts Festival

online
7th July

tales from a tent An evening of tall tales, told from a tent, somewhere in the British Isles. Unable to make this year’s Bulwell Arts Festival, Guy will be joining in with the festivities on Zoom from under canvas, with yarns old and new. There will also be 5 min open mic slots for people to join in with their own fables, fabrications and falsehoods.

Whether your tale is off the cuff, read from a script, a series of short poems held together as a single yarn with narrative or a shopping list that tells its own story ... any style is fine.

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Newark Book Festival

Various venues in Newark, Notts and online
7th - 10th July

newark book fest Newark Book Festival returns to the Nottinghamshire market town this July for four days of book-filled fun with author events, family favourites and an online programme.

This year elements of the Festival will have a music theme, so look out for musical guests and an exploration of music, books and words.

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The Art of Storytelling
Palace Theatre Newark
A Newark Book Festival event.

Palace Theare, Newark
10th July

art of story telling Storytelling is one of our most ancient art forms and is fundamental to the way that we communicate with each other. In this friendly and interactive workshop you can explore the craft of oral storytelling with storyteller and trainer Mike Payton, who is based in Nottingham.

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Poems with Imagery
Sophie Sparham

Nottingham Writers' Studio
12th July

sophie sparham You'll explore the use of imagery in poetry and question how the use of specific images can communicate emotion and ideas within your work. In the session you'll consider various example of poetry where images are used to build up an idea or feeling. Then you'll experiment with your own work.

Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experience poet, this session is open to all.

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Tales From A Tent
7th July online

tales from a tent

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Festival at the Edge

Hopton Court, Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster
15th - 17th July

festival at the edge Festival at the Edge is the oldest storytelling festival in England and has something for everyone.

A weekend of fantastic storytelling, tall tales, terrific tellers, music and more… surrounded by breathtaking views of Hopton Court, and the Cleobury Mortimer countryside.

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Reading & Writing Poetry 3
Leanne Moden

Online
24th July

reading and writing poetry Writing poetry is a tricky business, but one of the best ways to learn is by reading, examining and being inspired by the work of others!

In this workshop, you will discover your new favourite poems, and use fun writing techniques to create new work. Great for anyone with an interest in reading or writing poetry, or anyone looking to try a fun new creative activity! (This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities.)

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Tales From A Tent
7th July online

tales from a tent

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