Lauren Franceschini

Celebrate Literature with The London Book Fair!

2016 marks the 45th anniversary of The London Book Fair (LBF), a three-day event serving as the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film, and digital channels. Each year LBF welcomes exhibitors from 60 countries and 25,000 attendees from 124 countries. Exhibitors are welcome to […]

 Lauren Franceschini

Upcoming Spoken Word Festival: Roundhouse’s The Last Word

Tickets are currently on sale for The Last Word Festival! Created in collaboration with the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and home to their annual Poetry Slam, the Roundhouse will host some of the largest and forthcoming names in UK talent for the third year running. The Last Word, a festival of spoken word, storytelling, and live performance […]

 Kalli Damschen

Bridget Minamore: Changing the World with Poetry

Bridget Minamore: Changing the World with Poetry

It’s long been said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Swords aren’t very common today, so perhaps now the pen is mightier than bombs and prejudice and discrimination. Bridget Minamore is a young poet who graduated from University College London last year with a degree in English literature. In 2013, she was shortlisted […]

 Kalli Damschen

How Technology Is Revolutionising the Arts

How Technology Is Revolutionising the Arts

In the last couple decades, technology has revolutionised the way we relate to the world. These changes extend to influence all aspects of life, from communication to entertainment and from education to employment, and the arts have been far from unaffected. New technologies have impacted how artists in every field make, share and fund their […]

 Kalli Damschen

5 Cheap Writing Competitions to Enter This Winter

5 Cheap Writing Competitions to Enter This Winter

If you’re a new writer, writing competitions can be a great way to get your work read, interact with editors, increase your readership and even win prizes. The key to winning competitions is to submit regularly, but competitions often charge entry fees, which can make submitting to a wide variety of competitions quite expensive. Here […]

 Leah Byron

Creative Writing Competition OPEN!

You is for University is BACK …and this time it is bigger than ever before! Entries will open at 9am on Friday 17th April 2015 and close at 5pm on Monday 1st June 2015, with all submissions being judged by our 2015 guest panel. This year, prizes are set to be even bigger than the […]

 Ela

Jo Kelen: The Joking Poet

Jo Kelen is a poet and stand-up comic born and raised in South East London who is currently studying Classics at Nottingham University. “Making up stories has been my pleasure and release for as long as I can remember. From making up songs and catch-phrases to entertain my friends in Primary school, to writing poetry […]

 Mary Babin

The Student Wordsmith’s Design Opportunity!

The Student Wordsmith is on the look out for a talented new designer to work with them on the creation of their new, student writing journal. About The Student Wordsmith: “The Student Wordsmith is about bringing together the work of emerging, new creatives, showcasing potential unknown talents, and publishing them into collaborative collections or end […]

 MK Norton

One to Watch: Spoken-Word Poet Tom Kwei

One to Watch: Spoken-Word Poet Tom Kwei

As a spoken-word poet, Tom Kwei knows that his genre can be one of the most powerful means of storytelling. He also knows that a visual element can amplify its power. That’s apparent in Kwei’s short film “Boxing Days,” a collaboration with 23-year-old filmmaker Edwin Louis. The film, funded by the Youth Media Agency, portrays […]

 Ernest

Do the Write Thing and Enter this Poetry Competition (FREE ENTRY – £100 REWARD)

Do the Write Thing and Enter this  Poetry Competition  (FREE ENTRY – £100 REWARD)

Are you a poet living in UK? Are you wholeheartedly devoted to your craft? Then you must enter this years’ Do the Write Thing poetry competition, for a chance to win £100 and get your poem published in a yearly anthology of United Press. Do the Write Thing is merely the title of the competition […]

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