Cambridge Science Festival

Looking for inspiration? Try some of the Cambridge Science Festival events. The festival runs from 12th March to 25th March 2018.

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Cambridge Jazz Festival 2017

Cambridge Jazz Festival 2017 has several spoken word and poetry events lined up for those of you who are looking for something to do this November.

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Fenland Poetry

The Fenland Poetry competition is currently open. The deadline is 27th January 2017.

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Teaching Creative Writing

In the wake of the introduction of a Creative Writing A Level you may have found yourself teaching Creative Writing. If you want to brush up on you skills you might be interested in a course run by the University of Leicester this July – Teaching Creative Writing at Post-16: For Teachers and Tutors Who Write (Or Want to Write). For those of you keen to stay in Cambridge – Madingley Hall run a similar course.

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Twisted Willow Theatre looks for playwrights

Local theatre company Twisted Willow Theatre is hunting for seven talented playwrights to join them in a new play that will explore the seven different Ancient Greek words for love. The play will be put on at the Corpus Playroom. The lucky winners will see their work staged as a full performance.

Further details are attached and on their website.

To apply contact richard [at] by Sunday 1st February with your CV, some examples of your work and a couple of sentences about why you’d like to be involved.

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Jill Dawson – free event

Jill Dawson: Write What You Don’t Know – free event

Location: Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
Date: Thursday 21 November
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Festival of Ideas

For all you writers out there the Festival of Ideas is almost upon us. Get looking now to see what is on!

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Free Inkers on Headstand

Extracts from the Romsey Poets event held on Saturday 3rd August 2013 as part of the Romsey Art Festival are on Headstand.

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Romsey Art Festival 2013

Is underway! There is a whole host of artistic stuff happening on or around Mill Road for the next fortnight including a Creative Writing Workshop with Patrick Widdess at the Bathhouse on Saturday 3rd August and Romsey Poets – an evening of Richard Carrington, Ian Patterson and open mic at the CB1 Cafe later that day. Find out more on their blog.

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Free poetry workshops 6 and 7 April 2013

There are some exciting free poetry workshops Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April run by Lucy Hamilton and Jane Monson at the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge. More details on their Facebook page.

The creative writing workshops will look at kennings as way to allow us to express modern day experiences.

When: Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April 2013
11am-6pm (1pm-4pm lunch break)

How much: FREE and OPEN TO ALL but book in advance book by contacting Debbie Potts at

Where: ASNC common room, on the second floor of the English Faculty. Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
Faculty of English
9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

More information on the Kennings – Poetry Workshops Poster.

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