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Poetry and Settled Status for All: An Anthology

Glocal heroes CivicLeicester are releasing a new poetry anthology. It’s called Poetry and Settled Status for All. In their words: “The anthology will explore themes that include lived experience of being a migrant or seeking refuge in Britain and the Irish States, migrant or refugee experiences of rural and urban life, education, housing, work, healthcare, …

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NEW EVENT: Dahlia Books showcase @ Curve on the Square

Dahlia Books showcase @ Curve on the Square, 28th August, 3pm Farhana Shaikh, from Dahlia Books, is hosting a showcase of some of the Midland’s finest female writers as part of the summer events in Orton Square, outside Curve Theatre. Featuring: Cynthia Rodríguez Juárez, reading material from her book Meanwhile (Burning Eye Books, 2020)Emma Lee, …

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Leics LGBT Centre Youth poetry contest winners

(featured image: Unsplash) The lovely folks from Leicester LGBT Centre invited me to judge their latest poetry contest for members of their social youth groups First Out (13-15 yrs), T Party (13-18 yrs trans kids) and Jump (16-18). The topic was Pride, Progress & Change, inspired by work by Dean Atta and Musa Okwonga as …

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Alone Together. Ep 2: Arboretum

Adrian B. Earle (ThinkWriteFly) is one of the most active creators and promoters of poetry in the Midlands. VerseFirst is his multimedia portal in which through podcasts and videos he showcases voices from fellow poets across the region. His latest podcast, Alone Together, is a very interesting project merging words and sounds in small, reflective …

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