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october, 2016

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30jun - 31decjun 3012:00 amdec 31Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize

1jul - 12nov9:00 amnov 12- 12:00 amwriteabridge

1sep - 25nov12:00 amnov 25- 12:00 amAnnual Poetry Competition

2sep - 10octsep 212:00 amoct 10GEOFF STEVENS MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE 2016

2sep - 14octsep 21:00 amoct 14INDIGO DREAMS PAMPHLET PRIZE 2016

13sep - 25novsep 138:00 amnov 25Stiwdio Maelor Poetry Competition 2016

1oct10:30 am- 4:30 pmThe Lyric Self

1oct2:00 pm- 3:00 pmWatcher of the Skies booklaunch

3oct6:30 pm- 8:00 pmBeck' Beat October

5oct7:00 pm- 8:30 amCharlotte Newman: Trammel

6oct10:00 amPoetry Swindon Festival 2016

6oct - 9oct 61:00 pmoct 9BIG POETRY WEEKEND - Poetry Swindon Festival

6oct1:00 pm- 6:45 pmNational Poetry Day Live

6oct6:30 pm- 8:00 pmFirst Thursday: haiku on foot

7oct7:30 pmQueer'Say

8oct10:45 am- 1:00 pmShakespeare in London guided walk

8oct10:45 am- 1:00 pmShakespeare in London

8oct1:00 pm- 3:00 pmPen to Print Poetry Workshops

8oct3:15 pm- 6:00 pmB A R D O

9oct12:30 am- 5:30 pmWriting Urban Poetry, a Poetry Writing Experience

9oct2:00 pm- 3:00 pmAfternoon poems: On the Platform with Stevie Smith

9oct7:30 pmFrank O’Hara: In the Heart of Noise

10oct - 31oct 1012:00 amoct 31Poetry Deadline for London Journal of Fiction's Print Issue

10oct7:30 pm- 9:15 pmPoetry evening with Fleur Adcock and Lorraine Mariner

10oct7:30 pm- 10:00 pmAnthology of the Sea booklaunch

10oct8:00 pm- 11:00 pmA DAVID GASCOYNE CENTENNIAL

11oct7:30 pmThe opening of the Autumn Poetry @ The Print Roomwith Mona Arshi, Luke Kennard and Helen Mort

13oct7:30 pm- 8:30 pmAlexander Pope: A Search For Perfection

13oct8:00 pmQueer'Say

14oct7:00 pmPop-Up Poetry: Jack Rooke

14oct7:45 pm- 9:15 pmWendy Cope: An Evening of Poetry

15oct - 19novoct 1510:30 amnov 19Poetry and Visual Art

16oct1:00 pm- 4:00 pmFamily Day: Monsters

16oct4:00 pm- 7:00 pmConnected by Humanity

16oct4:00 pm- 7:00 pmConnected By Humanity

16oct7:30 pm- 9:30 pmReading at Torriano Meeting House

16oct7:30 pm- 9:00 pmSpit & Polish

16oct7:45 pmAn Evening of Vital Spoken Word

17oct7:00 pmJohn Berger: Long White Thread of Words

17oct7:00 pmJohn Berger: The Long White Thread of Words

17oct7:30 pm451

20oct7:00 pm- 8:30 pmJeremy Reed & The Ginger Light

20oct7:30 pmHit The Ode

21oct6:30 pm- 9:00 pmBeck' Beat Southwark

21oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmKaleidoscope on tour - Brixton

21oct7:00 pm- 11:00 pmPaper Tiger Poetry

22oct1:00 pm- 3:00 pmPen to Print Poetry Workshops

22oct6:30 pm- 8:30 pmKaleidoscope on tour - Housmans Radical Bookshop

23oct7:30 pm- 9:30 pmReading at Torriano Meeting House

23oct7:45 pm- 10:00 pmKaleidoscope on tour - The Ivy House

24oct7:30 pm- 8:45 pmThe Magnetic Diaries

24oct7:45 pmShe Tells Sea Tales: Spoken Word and Poetry

25oct7:00 pm- 8:30 pmTemplar Poetry Live: Jean Bleakney and Rachel Spence

25oct7:00 pmLevel Up Season 4.5 VS Tongue Fu

25oct7:00 pm- 8:30 pmLooking Forward

26oct7:30 pmJawdance

27oct6:30 pm- 8:30 pmGobsmacked Poetry Slam with guest poet Dan Simpson

27oct7:00 pm- 8:30 pmThe Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: The Poetry of W H Auden

28oct11:00 am- 11:45 amBecome an Apothecary’s Apprentice

28oct1:30 pm- 2:15 amBecome an Apothecary’s Apprentice

28oct7:00 pm- 9:30 pmLate Night Keats: Regency Food with Dr Annie Grey

29oct10:30 am- 4:30 pmBlake in Lambeth

29oct11:00 am- 1:30 amKeats in Hampstead Guided Walk

30oct2:00 pm- 3:00 pmAfternoon Poems: Keats’s Birthday Reading

30oct7:00 pmShore Poets OCTOBER - we're turning 25!

30oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmJohn Hegley - Miscellaneous Potatoes

30oct7:30 pm- 9:30 pmReading at Torriano Meeting House