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Sir Andrew Motion launches Writing Places Project

SIR ANDREW MOTION LAUNCHES WRITING PLACES PROJECT AT THOMAS HARDY’S HOME MAX GATE Max Gate, the home that Thomas Hardy had built for himself in Dorchester, is to play host…

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Trustee Opportunity with Literature Works

Literature Works’ mission is to invest in Literature Development in South West England and we are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. Our vision is to support a…

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Development Officer for Charles Causley Trust

The Charles Causley Trust is seeking to appoint to the key role of Development Officer in support of our exciting new ‘Spark to Flame’ Project. ‘Spark to Flame’ is an…

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Simon Armitage Poetry Lecture at Falmouth University on June 1st

Simon Armitage will be discussing the importance of setting and circumstance in poetry and wondering if poetry loses its direction when it loses its compass and map. This is the valedictory…

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Royal Society of Literature Brookleaze Grants to support writers

Awarded by our Council, the Brookleaze Grants support writers (novelists, playwrights, poets, short story writers) who need time away from their normal lives – to take sabbaticals from their jobs, for…

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Poet Clare Pollard remakes the ancient world in Bristol

In 2013, poet Clare Pollard published Ovid’s Heroines with Bloodaxe books – a poetry collection that articulated ‘love in all its beautiful, messy, stupid complexity’. Originally written in Rome some time around…

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Writing Places Project Announcement

Literature Works has entered into an exciting new partnership with The National Trust to create a fantastic new literary venture called ‘Writing Places’ which also sees The Poetry Archive collecting…

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Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

“Dear Fellow Hermit.” The very first words of this novel told entirely in the exchange of two boys’ letters immediately draw the reader into the reclusive world of the two…

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World Book Night giveaway at Plymouth University

We were delighted at Literature Works to be picked as volunteers for World Book Night on April 23rd when we were able to give away copies of When God Was A…

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Creative Future Writing Workshop in Plymouth for disabled and marginalised writers

Creative Futures, in partnership with Literature Works, are offering a free Creative Future Writing Workshop in Plymouth on May 26th at Plymouth University for disabled or marginalised writers. Creative Future…

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Spark to Flame Literature Project in Launceston

Spark to Flame literature project is set to ignite creativity in Cornwall! The Charles Causley Trust is delighted to have received a grant of over £48k from the Arts Council…

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Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival 29th – 31st May

BODMIN MOOR POETRY FESTIVAL  29 – 31 MAY 2015   ‘The Art of Losing’   As exemplified by Elizabeth Bishop’s classic poem, coming to terms with loss is a major theme…

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New Poetry Anthology by Seven Dorset Writers

New Poetry Anthology By Seven Dorset Writers  A collection of new poems by Dorset writers was launched at a Poetry Reading in Swanage, as part of the second Purbeck Literary…

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A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale’s latest book is loosely based on a real life family mystery and with this enticement, he adds all of the ingredients for what we think we are about…

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Words In Air Poetry App

The Words In Air poetry app has pinpointed one hundred places across the UK and Ireland that have inspired great poetry. From Hampstead (Keats) to Hull (Sean O’Brien). Bodinnick, (David Harsent) to Belfast…

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Grassroots Fund window closing on February 15th 2015 until May 26th 2015

Our Grassroots Funding window is closing on February 15th and will reopen again on May 26th.

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The Hog, The Shrew and the Hullaballo by Julia Copus – Review & Competition

The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo By Julia Copus (Faber, £6.99)   It was night in the village – a still, dark night – and Harry the Hog was…

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