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Lead Writer Wanted
Standing In This Place Project
Writing East Midlands

Deadline 25th May

work with wem Standing In This Place is an exciting new project which will produce a new bronze sculpture depicting two entwined female figures inspired by historic research of the textile mills of the Industrial Midlands and the enslaved working the cotton fields in America.

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Critical Reads
Writing East Midlands

writing east midlands The TLC Free Critical Reads Scheme offers low-income writers the opportunity to get free professional feedback on their writing via The Literary Consultancy, the UK’s leading editorial consultancy.

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3 Year Scumiversary Special!
Poetry Scum

The Old Bus Depot, Fishergate Point Studios, 3 Fishergate Point, Nottingham
20th May

scum poetry Nottinghams only celebration of working/under class & activist art is back! It's our 3 year anniversary, we have a new veneue & we have 7 friends of Scum featuring!

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Some-Antics Spoken Word
Episode LII

Grays Coffee Shop & Kitchen, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester
20th May

some antics There will be open mic, a poetry slam, Ajay Mistry playing tunes and this time features our current Slam Champion Laura Dickinson!

Ajay will be playing tunes from 7pm and the poetry will start at 8pm.

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Vogon Poetry Slam 2022
Dead Darlings Podcast

25th May

nikesh shukla For the second year running, the Vogon Slam has hacked into Deep Thought and is back to take over your computer for a night of vintage Vogon poetry!

WORST POET WINS! The Vogon Poetry Slam is part tribute to Douglas Adams, part geek-out, and part release valve for the occasional stinker that all creatives occasionally make. Come, hoopy froods, for a night of nerding, gnashing of teeth, and tortuously bad poetry.

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Your Story Matters
Life Writing with Nikesh Shukla
New Writing North

25th May

nikesh shukla Everyone has a story inside that only they can tell. Nikesh’s practical advice will help draw it out and let you know that your story is worthy of being told.

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Flower-face (Tales from the Mabinogion)
by Ronnie Conboy
Matlock Storytelling Cafe

3rd June

flower face Yes! We are back in the Zoomiverse. in June we will be welcoming Ronnie Conboy who will be telling a story from the fourth branch of the Mabinogion entitled Flower-face. This beautiful, tangled story leads from sunlight to darkness, through love and betrayal, conflict and retribution, shape-shifting and enchantment.

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World Jam at Bike Carnival and Family Fun Day

AMC Gardens - Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens
4th June

bike carnival World Jam will be part of the Bike Carnival and Family Fun Day at Arkwright Meadows Community Centre on 4th June. There will be an open mic for spoken word and music jam, followed by performance from Paul Nose.

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Sidmouth Literary Festival

Various Veneus Sidmouth
25th - 26th June

sidmouth lit fest We’re delighted to launch the programme for this year’s Festival which will run over the weekend of 25th & 26th June 2022.

In addition, we are offering you some Festival Plus events during the week before which you won’t want to miss!

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