Sunday, 10 April 2016

Ilkley Literature Festival 2016 writing competitions

The Ilkley Literature Festival 2016 writing competitions are now open for submission, plus details of upcoming events in the latest newsletter:


2016 Writing Competitions

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Ilkley Literature Festival writing competitions are now open for entries.
The Poetry and Short Story competitions are open to anyone aged over 18 and entries can be on any subject. The judges for the competitions will be announced soon and previous winners have gone on to publish their work. Shortlisted writers will have the chance to read their work at Ilkley Literature Festival in October.

Click here for more information on how to enter the competitions.

Appy for a Words in the City Micro-Commission

Do you have a great idea for a new creative event, art project or performance based on poetry or spoken word?
Do you need a small amount of financial support to realise your idea?
Are you based in Bradford or have a strong connection to the city?
We’re offering 3 awards of up to £500 to support poets and artists to create new work that can be shared or performed at Words in the City 2016 part of the Bradford Festival, 8-10 July.

Click here for more information.

Could you be Apprentice to Poet in Residence Andrew McMillan?

Applications for 2016 Apprentice Poet in Residence are now open.
The Festival’s Apprentice Poet in Residence is an opportunity for an exceptional, emerging poet who is based in the Northern region and at the start of their career. As Apprentice Poet in Residence they will shadow this year’s Poet in Residence, Guardian First Book award winner and one time ILF Apprentice Poet himself, Andrew McMillan. The apprentice will also spend time at Festival events and stage their own Fringe or other reading/event/workshop as appropriate.
Closing date for applications: 9am Tues 3 May.
Please download the full brief from our website before applying.

Festival Staff News

Due to an organisational restructure carried out by the Festival's Board of Trustees, Festival Manager Gail Price will be leaving the Festival at the end of March. Gail has been with the Festival since 2004 and has been a key member of the Festival team during that time. The Board wish to thank her for her considerable contribution to the past successes of the Festival and wish her well for the future.

Jane Eyre at Cast, Doncaster

Join Northern Ballet as the company return to Cast in Doncaster to present the World Première of Jane Eyre from Thu 19 - Sat 21 May.

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, the ‘best dance actors in the world’ (Dance Europe) bring to life the ultimate dramatic tale of romance, jealousy and dark secrets.

More information.

Writing on Air. A Literature Festival on the Radio.

Writing on Air, Chapel FM’s first three day literature festival broadcast live on radio takes place from Fri 15 - Sun 17 April.

Writing on Air features short stories, radio drama, poetry, script writing, poetry slam,  discussions, open mic, on-air masterclasses and  an all-night Readathon.

More information.

Come to Where I'm From at Otley Courthouse

Paines Plough presents Come to Where I'm From as part of Courthouse Words on Sat 9 April.

Local playwrights including  Emma Adams, Shazia Ashraf, John Hollingworth and Boff Whalley. write and perform short plays about the place they call home as part of a national project.

More information.
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