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january, 2020

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19nov(nov 19)12:00 am10feb(feb 10)11:45 pmDial-a-Poem National Student Poetry Competition

23nov(nov 23)12:00 am21jan(jan 21)12:00 amPoets and Players Poetry Competition

26dec7:30 pm26jan9:00 pmBang Said The Gun

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

01jan12:00 am01apr11:45 pmThe Alpine Fellowship 2020 Writing Prize

05jan4:30 pm6:00 pmSunday Service: Poetry at the Boulevard

05jan7:30 pm10:30 pmDreading Poetry Competion

06jan7:30 pm11:45 pmDreading Poetry Competion


10jan7:00 pm10:30 pmSpoken, Not Stirred

10jan7:00 pmPaper Tiger Poetry Open Micthird Friday of the month

12jan10:30 am4:30 pmT.S. Eliot Prize Preview 2020

19jan7:30 pm9:30 pmPoetry Workshop


20jan7:00 pm9:00 pmSt. Agnes Eve - Ah, bitter chill it was!

21jan(jan 21)6:45 pm24feb(feb 24)8:45 amReading Course: Those Various Scalpels – Four Modernist Women

23jan7:00 pm10:00 pmArticulate

23jan7:00 pm10:00 pmArticulate #2

23jan7:30 pm9:00 pmRuth Rosen’s Bright Star

25janAll DayCarcanet#50: National Centre for Writing

25jan10:30 am4:30 pmVerse Drama After Shakespeare: Writing Poetic Plays Today

26jan7:30 pm26feb9:00 pmBang Said The Gun

28jan(jan 28)6:45 pm24mar(mar 24)8:45 pm“Between the shadow & the soul”: Exploring Latin American Poetry

29jan7:30 pm9:00 pmFinding God in Poetry

30janAll DayPoetry Surgery with Katharine Kilalea

30jan(jan 30)12:00 pm08mar(mar 8)6:00 pmThe Bard: William Blake at Flat Time House

30jan6:00 pm8:30 pmForgetting by Gabriel Josipovici: Carcanet/Little Island Book Launch

30jan6:30 pm8:00 pm‘Digging Up Milton’: Keats, Milton and London 1790-1818

30jan(jan 30)6:45 pm26feb(feb 26)8:45 pmRadical Resistances: Writing Against Sense