Presenting 14 events over three weeks in 5 locations across the UK and Ireland, the EPF returns to live events in the summer of 2021. A pioneering showcase of live literature, including collaboration and performance, it will bring together over 100 British, Britain-based and visiting European poets. Full program to be launched soon.
Please join us at The Poetry Society’s awards celebration for The National Poetry Competition 2020, with judges Karen McCarthy Woolf, Jonathan Edwards and Neil Astley.
The National Poetry Competition, run by The Poetry Society since 1978, is one of the most prestigious poetry competitions worldwide for new poetry. The 2020 competition attracted over 18,000 entries from 95 different countries.
This year’s awards event will include the announcement of this year’s winners, readings by this year’s top ten National Poetry Competition winning poets and performances from recent National Poetry Competition winners Wayne Holloway-Smith, Momtaza Mehri and Mary Jean Chan. A premiere of the film poem of ‘The Posh Mums are Boxing in the Square’ inspired by Wayne Holloway-Smith’s winning poem from the National Poetry Competition 2018 will be screened.
The event will also announce the winner of the Peggy Poole Award 2020. More details to follow.
A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.
One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.
A Poetry Surgery is a one-to-one session with an established poet, offering a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems.
It’s a unique opportunity to identify strategies for further developing your writing, discuss problems you may be experiencing and look at strategies for taking your work forward. There will be plenty time to talk about all those things you need to know about writing, revising and submitting your work.
Usually, Poetry Surgeries happen around England, with different poets running Surgeries in different areas. Under Covid conditions, all Surgeries are taking place online via Zoom, Skype or Facetime.
More details about poets running Surgeries are here.
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A traditional Poetry Event 'Saulelydzio posmai' will be organised in Taurage, Lithuania for the 7th time: https://taurageskc.lt/class/saulelydzio-posmai/
On 19 August 2020 a Poetry Evening with a famous Lithuanian poet and translator Marius Burokas will be organised in Šiauliai, Lithuania.
Read more about Marius Burokas: https://www.rasytojai.lt/en/burokas-marius-2/
International Poetry Spring festival is to be held from 26th July to 9th August 2020 for the 56th time in Vilnius and other localities in Lithuania. The Poetry Spring festival, held each year since 1965, is the largest annual literary event in Lithuania with more than hundred events, which is organized by the Lithuanian Writers’ Union as well as the Writers’ Club.
This event sees the launch of Guildford poet Susie Campbell's new chapbook of poems and photographs, 'I return to you', inspired by a Christmas visit to the Guildford Spike. In addition, this night will be a celebration of chapbook poetry, featuring three other local poets whose chapbooks have been published by Sampson Low Ltd. Lucy Furlong, Astra Papachristodoulou and Julia Rose Lewis are exciting, acclaimed poets who live in or near Guildford.