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POETRY KIT

THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2017

This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject.
There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected  as a longer one.   Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt.
1st prize is £100.
Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN ENTER ONLINE Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org all entries must be received before midnight 23rd October 2017 Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.
Entry fees are as follows;
1 poem    £3.50   3 Poems  £8.00   5 poems  £10
For further details and to enter online see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm
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Some places still available for July.

PK ONLINE POETRY COURSES

We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service.
New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Individual Online Mentoring for Poets is also available – Start at any time.

Comments from some of our clients;
“great value for money.  I highly recommend it.”
“…personal feedback I received was excellent and I still value everything we covered…”
“…feedback throughout the course was specific, helpful and thought provoking.”

For details of fees and enrolment please go to http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcourse/pkcourses.htm

If you have any questions regarding the service we offer please email; info@poetrykit.org

*All courses conducted using email and occasional online downloads.
*Students set their own work times and pace.
*The only requirement is internet access.
*All required reading materials supplied or available free online.
*Full feedback and critique on all assignments.
*Courses available for every level of experience *All courses supervised by Jim Bennett (http://www.poetrykit.org/jim/index.htm)
*See FAQ – http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcoursesfaq.htm

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*The Poetry Kit Newsletter, distributed by e-mail on or about the 1st weekend of every month, provides highlights of the coming month’s poetry events, competition deadlines, and The Poetry Kit Book of the Month. Fuller details of these and much more can be seen by visiting The Poetry Kit website at http://www.poetrykit.org/.
* To subscribe, https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=pk-newsletter&A=1
Or goto The Poetry Kit home page and follow the Newsletter link.
* If you no longer wish to receive your copy, send an e-mail to jisc@jisc.ac.uk with the following message – leave pk-newsletter, or visit goto https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=pk-newsletter&A=1 .
* This newsletter may be distributed freely provided that no charge is made, and information about its origin remains intact.
* Please direct all news and queries to Info@poetrykit.org

2017 IS&T/Café Writers Pamphlet Commission Competition

And we’re off again!

Following on from the success of 2014 co-winner Jay Bernard’s resulting pamphlet The Red and Yellow Nothing being shortlisted for the 2016 Ted Hughes Award, we have taken the plunge again and the IS&T/Café Writers Pamphlet Commission Competition is on for 2017. Basically the same process as before, although we are leaving snail mail behind and entries will be via email only.

Anyone from 2014 who is interested in entering the 2017 competition is eligible for a 10% discount on the handling charge – a kind of a thank-you for your patience. You can link to that page here http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?p=14229 and read the Submission Guidelines here http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?page_id=14164.

THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2017

THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2017
This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject.
There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected  as a longer one.   Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt.
1st prize is £100.
Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN ENTER ONLINE Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org all entries must be received before midnight 23rd October 2017 Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.
Entry fees are as follows;
1 poem    £3.50   3 Poems  £8.00   5 poems  £10
For further details and to enter online see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm

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a few places still available for a June Start date – July dates available

PK ONLINE POETRY COURSES

We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service.
New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Individual Online Mentoring for Poets is also available – Start at any time.

Comments from some of our clients;
“great value for money.  I highly recommend it.”
“…personal feedback I received was excellent and I still value everything we covered…”
“…feedback throughout the course was specific, helpful and thought provoking.”

For details of fees and enrolment please go to http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcourse/pkcourses.htm

If you have any questions regarding the service we offer please email; info@poetrykit.org

*All courses conducted using email and occasional online downloads.
*Students set their own work times and pace.
*The only requirement is internet access.
*All required reading materials supplied or available free online.
*Full feedback and critique on all assignments.
*Courses available for every level of experience *All courses supervised by Jim Bennett (http://www.poetrykit.org/jim/index.htm)
*See FAQ – http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcoursesfaq.htm

Verbose Info

Host of popular live literature night Verbose takes a bow

After two-and-a-half years of running standing-room-only monthly live literature night Verbose, host Sarah-Clare Conlon is making the next outing her last.

Hailed by the media as one of the best spoken word nights in Manchester, Verbose’s headliners are always linked – this time we’re celebrating the annual National Flash-Fiction Day by welcoming leading proponents of the short-short story to the stage at Fallow Café in Fallowfield, Manchester, on Monday 26 June.

Compère Sarah-Clare, herself a champion of the form, will also read. Of stepping down from organising and hosting the event, which she has done since January 2015, she says: “I’ve loved every minute of running the night and have met some amazing people by doing so, but it felt the right time to hang up my Verbose boots.”

The three headliners this month are: Benjamin Judge, one of the founding members of the Flashtag writing collective; Tania Hershman, whose third collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, came out last month, and Neil Campbell, who will be reading from his new collection of stories of fewer than 1,000 words, Fog Lane.

Since its relaunch in January 2015, Verbose has welcomed many luminaries of the literature scene, including poets Richard Barrett, Anne Caldwell, Michael Conley and Rosie Garland, and prose writers Jenn Ashworth, Stephen May, Nicholas Royle and Emma Jane Unsworth. Man Booker Prize-listed authors Ian McGuire and Alison Moore have been guests, and narrative non-fiction has also found its place. February marked the launch of David Gaffney’s new novel All The Places I’ve Ever Lived, with March welcoming Beth Underdown to read from her critically acclaimed book The Witchfinders’ Sister, and May hearing from Sarah Tierney’s debut, Making Space.

Taking place at Fallow Café (2a Landcross Road, M14 6NA), entry is free and doors are at 7.30pm. See verbosemcr.wordpress.com. Verbose also includes an open mic line-up – potential performers should email via verbosemcr@gmail.com for a slot.