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Sarah Acton, poet-in-residence at the Jurassic Coast launches residency pamphlet

Jurassic Coast poet-in-residence, Sarah Acton, is  “so pleased and excited”  that she’s finished her Jurassic Coast Poems East Devon poetry pamphlet, after four months in residence at local museums, and several months of work. 

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Exciting new future for Torbay’s libraries

Torbay Libraries are facing a bright new future following the announcement that from April 2018, the libraries will be run by Devon-based charity, Libraries Unlimited, on behalf of Torbay Council.

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Word on Tour kicks off in Devon, January 2018

On 10th January, Bideford Library will host acclaimed novelist Jane Feaver and folk singer and song-writer Jim Causley.

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Independent press Retreat West Books seeks submissions

Initially started to publish the anthologies of winning stories in the Retreat West competitions, Retreat West Books is now open for submissions for short story collections, novels and memoirs. 

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Submissions for Penzance Literary Festival 2018 are now being accepted on the theme of ‘taking flight’

Taking Flight is the theme for the 2018 Penzance literary festival and submissions are now open

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ANON series launch at Spike Island this week

Join Hurst Street Press for the launch of ANON. ANON seeks to celebrate the work of undervalued  women writers, republishing their work alongside commissioned responses from new writers, academics  and artists.

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Devon Libraries users to benefit from new library system

Library users across Devon can look forward to a more modern, user-friendly and improved library service thanks to a new library system and website.

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Libraries Unlimited Chief Exec picks up OBE Honours

Ciara Eastell, Chief Executive of Libraries Unlimited, has been presented with her OBE Honours by Prince William during a Royal ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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Alyson Hallett and Theophilus Kwek on Michael Marks Shortlist

South West poet Alyson Hallett and Theophilus Kwek (a former Foyle Young Poet) have been shortlisted in this year’s Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets, alongside former Foyle Young Poets Phoebe Stuckes and Charlotte Wetton, and Natacha Bryan.

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Richard Molloy wins this year’s Nick Darke Award with Every Day I Make Greatness Happen

Richard Molloy has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Nick Darke Award for his play, Every Day I Make Greatness Happen

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Bristol City Council and Bristol Festival of Ideas are seeking the city’s next poet laureate

Poets, spoken word fans and performers in Bristol are invited to apply to become the new City Poet.

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Valley Press and Emma Press launch new publishing podcast

The directors of two award-winning small publishers have launched a new podcast which aims to reveal the realities of trying to  make a living from running a small press.

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Annual Short Story Prize

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3rd October 2017 - 31st May 2018
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Debut Poetry Collection Prize

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3rd October 2017 - 30th November 2018