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The National Centre for Writing are taking bookings for an online poetry course. Are you curious about writing poetry? Do you have something to say about the state of the world right now and you feel poetry is the right avenue to let that emotion out? Join a 12-week online course with Helen Ivory. Book now for early bird discount at this link.
Looking for new quarantine reads? The Lambda Literary Awards recently announced its 2020 award winners in LGBTQIA fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. You can read the Lambda Literary Award listing here.
For those of you who want to get up early (these events are 9 hours ahead of our time), Australian Poetry are presenting the launch of Australian Poetry Anthology Volume 8. Online only, via Zoom live-streamed to AP’s FB. 6.30pm for 7pm, 20th July. Click here.
Celebrated Award Winning Nigerian Poet Niyi Osundare will be joining University of Glasgow’s Creative Conversations for a zoom reading and Q&A on 23rd July at 5.30pm. Book free tickets here.
And as the summer sports fixtures are thin on the ground, how about picking up a copy of Home Fixtures: Writings to support the Homeless World Cup (ASLS) for your Kindle? Twenty-four writers have donated short stories and poems to raise funds for the continuation of the Homeless World Cup, which was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Thousands of lives have been changed for the better since the tournament began in 2003, and this book celebrates the spirit of hope and home. Edited by Val McDermid with contributions from 24 writers including Ian Rankin, Denise Mina, Chris Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone, Alan Spence, Pàdraig MacAoidh, Louise Welsh, Zoe Strachan, Jackie Kay, Nick Hornby, Thomas Clark and more.