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october, 2020

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01may12:15 am31oct(oct 31)11:45 pmBedford International Writing Competition

08jun(jun 8)12:00 am31dec(dec 31)11:45 pmThe Moth Poetry Prize

10jul(jul 10)12:00 am20oct(oct 20)11:45 pmEYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2019

02sep(sep 2)7:00 pm07oct(oct 7)8:30 pmPoetry: Michael Longley

19sepAll Day10octFalling Birds

01octAll Day03The Edward Thomas Literary Festival

01oct10:00 am03(oct 3)10:00 pmThe Edward Thomas Literary Festival (digital)

01oct5:00 pm6:00 pmSimon Armitage in Dove Cottage

03oct5:00 pmContemporary Iranian Poetry in Translation: A Reading and Conversation with Kayvan Tahmasebian and Rebecca Ruth Gould

07oct7:00 pm8:00 pmBirdsong on Mars by Jon Glover: Carcanet Book Launch

10oct(oct 10)7:00 pm13(oct 13)9:00 pmRipon Poetry Festival

10oct7:00 pm10:30 pmSpoken, Not Stirred

11oct3:00 pm5:30 pmLoving Cuts: an online poetry editing workshop with Angela Cleland

14oct7:00 pm8:00 pmArrow by Sumita Chakraborty: Book Launch

15oct7:00 pm10:00 pmDinner, Drinks & Spoken Word

15oct7:00 pm8:30 pmPoetry London Autumn Launch

15oct7:30 pm8:30 pmGuillemot Press at Chener Books with JR Carpenter, Lou Sarabadzic and Jazmine Linklater

21oct7:00 pm8:30 pmIncite – featuring Rosie Garland (AKA Rosie Lugosi)

22oct7:30 pm8:30 pmGuillemot Press at Chener Books with Jen Hadfield, Isabel Galleymore and Suzannah V Evans

29oct(oct 29)10:00 am03dec(dec 3)10:50 amMeditation for Writers

29oct7:30 pm8:30 pmGuillemot Press at Chener Books with Petero Kalule & David Harsent