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Poetry Scum
Last Monday of the month

Photos from the October session featuring True Colours from Derby.

The best compliment I got was from the camera man Dean Ireland who said I had to leave the camera and sit down with the rest of the audience to take it in!!! .

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Nottingham Young Writers Groups
Writing East Midlands

This year we will be running a Young Writers Group at Nottingham Central Library led by Jim Hall.

Sessions take place on Saturdays 1pm – 3pm and are aimed at 11–15 year olds. Each session costs £6, but bursary places are available.

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Dylan in 'Fair Nottamun Town'
Nottingham City of Literature

It’s May 16th 1966 and a black Daimler limousine pulls up outside the gates to Nottingham Castle. Men get out. One is holding a photographic camera; another has a cine camera and microphone. They are both focused on a third man. He is sporting a curly mop of hair, dark sunglasses and pinstriped trousers. He is Bob Dylan.

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Dialogue Resources
UoN Creative Writing Society

We wanted to start making writing resource pages based on the lit circle themes just to give you help and inspiriation. Here's the page for Dialogue.

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Aurora Prize for Writing 2019
Writing East Midlands

The Aurora Writing Prize is an international competition run by Writing East Midlands. The prize was first awarded in 2016, and this year we worked in partnership with The Society of Authors and Lincoln Book Festival.

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Learn to Write to Commission
Arts Derbyshire

Arts Derbyshire is looking to commission 5 writers, working with Festivity and Derbyshire County Council in a project supported by Arts Council England.

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East Midlands Poetry Catalogue

As part of efforts to set up an East Midlands Poetry Library, CivicLeicester and others are putting together a catalogue of East Midlands poets and their work

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MyVoice Writing Competition
Nottingham City of Literature

MyVoice is a new city-wide Creative Writing Competition for young people between 10-25. We’re asking you to write about what is important to you. Tell us how you’d change the world by inspiring us with your own short story, poem, article, scene, podcast or film, so we can imagine it with you.

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Writer's Diary

DIY Poets Quarterly Showcase
November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

City Arts
11-13 Hockley Nottingham

Join DIY Poets for our latest showcase of talent, wit and biting satire. Featured poet is Kevin Jackson whose ability to string words together to pull at your heartstrings is legendary.

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Poetry Cocktail Open Mic
November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Free (donations welcome)

Holy Calzone
105 Trent Boulevard, Lady Bay Nottingham

Poetry Cocktail Open Mic featuring Leanne Moden and Sue Allen. No 11 bus stops nearby.

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Poetry Scum
25th Nov

Golden Fleece, Mansfield Road, Nottingham

Nottinghams working class open mic celebrating under class & activist art. Headline poet & music, open mic all artists welcome. Benefit for Nottingham Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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We Need To Talk About Erik

 A short story, based, rather loosely it has to be said on some actual things that actually happened one rainy Bank Holiday weekend in Whitby.

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Self Publishing - From Finished Draft to First Twenty Reviews
16 Nov
Waterstones Nottingham

This one-day course will answer your high-level questions about self-publishing and help you to determine whether it’s for you.

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The Darkest Hour

 A private is on sentry duty the night before embarkation to the docks in preparation for D-Day. He is frightened, trying not to think about what lies ahead of him. He only has 2 cigarettes to see him through the night.

Then a stranger comes out of the darkness ...

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Page.Paragraph.Poem: Open Critique Night at NWS
10 Dec
Nottingham Writers' Studio

A critique group gives writers the chance to receive honest, invaluable and constructive feedback on pitfalls in their writing as well as positive comments on what worked well in the piece: giving the writer an insight into how “real” readers will perceive the story.

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For the Love of George

 An adaptation of the monologue that was a critical success at the Edinburgh Festival 2000. It follows the experience of a woman trapped in violent marriage and her relationship with George and biology.

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29 Paying Markets for Poetry - No submission fees
Published to Death
Here are 29 literary journals that pay for poems. Short, long, lyrical, light - you name it, they want it. And if these markets aren't enough, you can find more publishing opportunities for poetry in these posts:

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Give While You Shop

Give as you live Raise free funds for Hothouse Theatre and Oh MyNottz by shopping online with Give as you Live, over 4200 retailers to choose from, shop & raise a donation at no cost to you!

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