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( )g:i a04may(may 4)10:00 pmCheltenham Poetry Festival

24oct(oct 24)4:00 am30apr(apr 30)11:45 pmWare Poets Open Poetry Competition 2019

01jan12:00 am31jul(jul 31)11:45 pmBetjeman Poetry Prize

24jan01aprAlpine Fellowship 2019 Writing Prize - £10000

01mar12:00 am21jun(jun 21)12:45 pmMcLellan Poetry Prize

06mar(mar 6)9:00 am19apr(apr 19)11:45 pmSubmissions open for 'Nightmares and Daydreams'

07mar(mar 7)7:00 pm16may(may 16)9:15 pmDiscover the Art of Jazz and Poetry in a Legendary Floating Bookshop

15mar(mar 15)12:00 am30jun(jun 30)11:45 pmBATTERED MOONS POETRY COMPETITION

16mar(mar 16)12:00 am30jun(jun 30)11:59 pmBattered Moons Poetry Competition

20mar12:00 am20jun12:00 amEYELANDS 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY CONTEST - 2019

21mar12:00 am21jun12:00 amEYELANDS 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY CONTEST - 2019

26mar7:30 pm26apr9:00 pmBang Said The Gun

02apr7:30 pm8:40 pmThe Noises

03apr7:00 pm9:00 pmPoetry and Music – Amy Balog: ‘The Mighty Flame’ Book Launch

05apr7:00 pmPaper Tiger Poetry Open Micthird Friday of the month

06apr7:30 pm11:45 pmDreading Poetry Competion

10apr7:00 pm10:30 pmSpoken, Not Stirred

11apr6:30 pm8:00 pmNightingales on the Heath: John Keats meets Samuel Taylor Coleridge

14apr7:30 pm9:30 pmTara Poetry: The Cruellest Month

16apr6:30 pm8:30 pmLumen Poetry

18apr7:00 pm9:00 pmPoetry: In translation

18apr7:00 pm9:00 pmPoetry Society with Kate Wakeling at NOW Gallery

23apr10:00 am2:30 amLionHeart Saatchi Gallery Poet in Residence

23apr2:00 pm4:15 pmWilliam Shakespeare’s London

25apr7:00 pm8:00 pmOutspoken - groundbreaking poetry and spoken word

26apr7:00 pm10:30 pmFor The Wicked | Rock Night with ReAktion @ 229 London

26apr7:30 pm26may9:00 pmBang Said The Gun

27apr7:00 pm10:30 pmNowhere Nights