Wenlock Poetry Competition: closing date 6th Feb 2013

The 2013 Wenlock Poetry Competition is now open for entries to anyone age 17 and over. Up to 5 original poems, maximum 40 lines, on any subject, can be submitted. Entry fee is £5.00 per poem.

· 1st prize  £500
· 2nd prize £200
· 3rd prize £100

Shortlisted entries will be judged by Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate. Winners will be invited to read at an awards ceremony on Saturday 6th April in Much Wenlock as part of Wenlock Poetry Festival 2013.

More information and details on how to enter can be found on the Wenlock Poetry Festival website.

Closing Date: Wed 6 Feb 2013
Entry fee: £5.00 per poem

MSt alumnus Catherine Higgins-Moore, poems in “Embers of Words- An Irish Anthology of Migrant Poetry”

MSt alumnus Catherine Higgins-Moore  has  four poems  in Embers of Words- An Irish Anthology of Migrant Poetry.

The anthology can be bought on Amazon or from Choice Publishing.

Catherine’s short fiction has been shortlisted for The Asham Award –  and her poetry is being published in Heart Shoots, an anthology where all proceeds go towards cancer research. Other contributing writers include Maya Angelou, John Betjeman, Seamus Heaney and Bob Dylan.

Copies of Heart Shoots, publication date Easter 2013, can be pre-ordered from the Indigo Dreams Booskhop.


Jane Martin Poetry Prize (Girton College, Cambridge): closing date

Girton College’s (University of Cambridge) 2013 national Jane Martin Poetry Prize is now open for submissions. The competition will be judged by an eminent panel including Gillian Beer and Caroline Bergvall. The winner will receive £1000 and the opportunity to read at a high profile poetry event.

For more information see http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/jane-martin-poetry-prize

Pembroke College: Fantasy Literature Lecture series: 18 Jan 2013

Pembroke college have invited author Kij Johnson to deliver the inaugural Pembroke Lecture on Fantasy Literature in honour of JRR Tolkien.

The first annual lecture in the series designed to explore the history and current state of fantasy literature will take place on January 18th at 6 pm.

Professor Johnson will also offer a fiction masterclass at Pembroke on January 19th from 10 am until noon.

Both the lecture and the fiction masterclass are free and open to the public, but online registration is required to reserve a place on the fiction course.

Please go to pembrokemcr.com/Tolkien for more information.