BN Poetry Award 2014

Competition for the BN Poetry Award 2014 is now open. Fifteen Ugandan poets including BN Poetry Award first place winners will participate in the Prairie Schooner FUSION project for 2015 in collaboration with Ugandan photographer, Edward Echwalu. For Guidelines for Submissions and information on judges, please see the Flyer on this page and the attached Call… Continue reading BN Poetry Award 2014

Mexico, 2013: Poetic Words and Shared Truths: The EZLN

Third Encounter: Poetic Words and Shared Truths: The EZLN Let’s sit quietly for a moment before we continue with our journey. Let’s do some reading and some talking. Someone reached out to you and it’s time that you give them some consideration. The Zapatistas, yes. They are mostly indigenous people from Chiapas. With ‘Zapatistas’ we… Continue reading Mexico, 2013: Poetic Words and Shared Truths: The EZLN

Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva Shortlisted

Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva has been shortlisted in the 2013 Poetry Foundation Ghana Prize and longlisted for the Short Story Day Africa 2013 competition. Beverley, who is one of Lancaster’s former distance learning creative writing MA students, will visit the Department of English and Creative Writing in October, thanks to funding from the Alumni office, to… Continue reading Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva Shortlisted

Contemporary Poetry in Public Spaces

Contemporary Poetry in the Public Spaces takes place on 22nd May 2013, 9 am – 5 pm in County Main SR 1. This interdisciplinary workshop at Lancaster brings together researchers based in the UK and Canada for an afternoon of presentations and debates on contemporary poetry in the public space. Contributions will focus on poetry and poetic practices… Continue reading Contemporary Poetry in Public Spaces

Sticking to My Footsteps

eBook now Available! Sticking to my Footsteps is an anthology of new writing, written and edited by members of FEMRITE Women Writers Association in Kampala, Uganda. The director of the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, Graham Mort, visited Kampala in July 2011 to take part in FEMRITE’s Writing Uganda festival and returned in April… Continue reading Sticking to My Footsteps

Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2012

The Wasafiri New Writing competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book. We are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction or Life Writing. Please see the terms and conditions on page 4 of the entry form. £300 will be awarded to the winner of each… Continue reading Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2012

Mambo Writers Circles reading at Midlands State University

Mambo Writers Circles was established in 2005 at a workshop organized by the Budding Writers Association of Zimbabwe (BWAZ). The initiative reduced in membership when BWAZ Gweru chapter became defunct about six months after the launch of the project. 2010 has been dubbed a year of re-launch following the returning of other members from economical and political exiles.… Continue reading Mambo Writers Circles reading at Midlands State University

AIMING HIGHER: Poetry and Fiction: 25-30 October 2010

Ty Newydd National Writers’ Centre is offering a week-long course that will be particularly helpful for writers who would like to apply for entry to postgraduate creative writing courses.  Sara Maitland andGraham Mort (plus guest writer, novelist Tristan Hughes). Residential: £525 (single); £450 (shared) . In partnership with Lancaster University. Whether you write poetry or prose, and whatever your… Continue reading AIMING HIGHER: Poetry and Fiction: 25-30 October 2010