Nurturing poets and poetry: 21 years of the Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition

Philippa Slinger blogs about why a poetry competition is a vital platform for poets just starting out, and those in the midst of their careers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics scheme returns for second year

The Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics scheme which mentors new BAME critics is returning for a second round, following success for its inaugural programme.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ledbury Poetry Festival launches BAME critic mentorship

Ledbury Poetry Festival has launched a new mentoring programme to encourage diversity in poetry reviewing culture. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Juliet Stevenson to appear at Ledbury Poetry Festival

Ledbury Poetry Festival will present a “truly dazzling” programme of events including appearances from actors Juliet Stevenson and Ann Mitchell, to celebrate its 21st year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Poets Call for Change at Poetry Foundation

An open letter to the Poetry Foundation signed by more than 1,800 individuals issued in response to the organization's recent statement on the killing of George Floyd and other current events calls for significant change at the organization, including the resignations of its president and board... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Like the rest of our lives, the National Book Festival will be online this year.

The latest live event to shift its plans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic: the National Book Festival. Organizers announced Thursday that the festival, which was originally set to take place Aug. 29 at the Washington Convention Center will now run online from Sept. 25-27. The event... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-28 16:22:19 UTC ]
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Coronavirus forces National Book Festival to shift to online-only format this year

The Library of Congress’s annual event usually draws hundreds of thousands of attendees. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-28 15:10:21 UTC ]
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Primadonna Festival asks supporters to save the date for next year

The Primadonna Festival, founded a year ago to give "prominence to work by women", is calling off its inaugural July event at Laffitts Hall due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is however asking its supporters to save the date for next year when it will run from Friday 30th July to Sunday 1st... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-01 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Clive James dies at 80; a last poetry book will come next year

Picador has announced "with great sadness" news of the death of Clive James, who passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 24th November after a long illness, aged 80. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-27 02:27:11 UTC ]
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Ten year library tour for Poet Laureate Simon Armitage

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will embark on a ten-year tour of libraries across the UK, starting in 2020.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-06 08:57:35 UTC ]
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Capital Crime festival to return to London for second year

Capital Crime will return to London for a second year following the success of the 2019 festival.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-22 12:48:12 UTC ]
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Inaugural Paisley Book Festival to launch next year

Paisley will host its first ever book festival in February 2020, honouring the "brilliant political thinkers and creatives that have long been associated with the area", say organisers.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-22 11:53:08 UTC ]
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New L.A. book festival LitLit announces talks by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and more

The city's newest book festival, to be held at the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles arts complex, will host four panels on July 20 and 21 as part of its programming, which will also include more than 20 exhibitors from L.A. and other cities on the West Coast. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-07-15 19:02:44 UTC ]
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Poet triumphs at Wales Book of the Year Awards

Cardiff-based poet Ailbhe Darcy has won the £4,000 Wales Book of the Year Award for her "striking" collection, Insistence (Bloodaxe Books).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-20 03:52:13 UTC ]
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Hearst’s Michael Clinton to Retire After 21 Years

Longtime Hearst exec Michael Clinton is retiring after 21 years with the company and a total of 41 years in the magazine publishing industry. Clinton has served as the president of marketing and publishing director of Hearst Magazines for the past nine years, and currently serves on the... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ESPN The Magazine Will Shutter Its Print Edition After 21 Years

While the future of America's biggest sports magazine remains an open question, its second-biggest will soon call it quits on print entirely. ESPN The Magazine will shutter its monthly print edition after September's annual Body Issue, its parent company announced Tuesday morning, ending a... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German Book Prize Draws 173 Titles for This Year’s Competition

German Book Prize jurors are reviewing the submissions for the 2019 literary award: 173 titles in total, of which 71 won't be published until this fall. The post German Book Prize Draws 173 Titles for This Year’s Competition appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookTrust launches schools poetry competition

BookTrust and its current writer-in-residence, Nicola Davies, are launching a poetry competition for primary schools. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Patterson to appear at next year's Harrogate crime festival

Thriller giant James Patterson is to appear at the 2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate next July. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bath Children’s Literature Festival gears up for biggest year to date

David Walliams, Philip Pullman and Children’s Laureate Lauren Child are just some of the authors and illustrators lined up to take part in this year’s Bath Children’s Literature Festival, which is gearing up to be the event’s best year yet, according to artistic director John McLay. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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