Category Archives: Competitions

Poetry Events in June 2015

Tuesday 2nd June

Beyond Words
Judy Brown & Steve Rushton

Plus open mic

The Gipsy Hill Tavern, 79 Gipsy Hill, SE19 1QY
Doors open 7.15 for 7.30 start. Entry £4 / £3concs.


Friday 5th June

Ruth O’Callaghan Presents

Soaring Penguin Anthology of Poets for the Cold Weather Shelters
Poets from the Floor Very Welcome

Trinity United Reform Church, 1 Buck St, Camden Town
7.00p.m.(doors open 6.30) Entrance £5/£4 Wine


Saturday 6th June

Enfield Poets present
London Grip launch

Derek Adams, Maggie Butt, Stephen Bone and Katherine Venn  + open mic

The Dugdale Theatre,Thomas Hardy House,39 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6DS
7.30pm £3.50/2.50 concessions.


Monday 8th June

Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour

Smiths Knoll Pamphlets: with Phil Hancock, Marianne Burton, Stephen Payne, Lydia Harris, Chris Dodd, Margaret Wilmot, Philip Polecoff, Kath Mckay & Andrew Kerr introduced by Michael Laskey & Joanna Cuts

Troubadour, 263-267, Old Brompton Rd, London ,SW5
8pm, tickets £7


Saturday 13th June

The Art of Falling by Kim Moore, launch
With Kathryn Maris and Jill Abram, introduced by Amy Wack.
upstairs at the King and Queen pub, 1 Foley Street, W1W 6DL
(corner with Cleveland Street)
at 7 for 7.30pm Minimum Donation £1 to Macmillan Nurses.


Sunday 14th June

Jill Abram presents
RA Villanueva, Rishi Dastidar & Cat Brogan
with open mic.

Torriano Meeting House,
99 Torriano Avenue,London NW5 2RX
7.30pm£5/£4 (according to pocket)


Saturday 20th June 2015, 2.30pm (2 hours)

Twickenham and Teddington Poetry Walk

Lance Pierson and Barrie Armstrong present a 2-hour guided “Poetry Walk” celebrating the strong poetic heritage of Twickenham and Teddington. At each place of interest they will read a poem by the poet who is commemorated there. The poets featured are: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Walter de la Mare, John Donne, Alexander Pope, Thomas Traherne.

Tickets £9 (£7 for concessions). The walk starts from St Margarets railway station and finish at St Mary’s Church, Teddington, close to train and bus routes. Bring your oyster cards or freedom passes as the walk includes a small bus trip. For more information call Lance on 020 7731 6544.


Tuesday 23rd June

Made In Greenwich Gallery in association with Southeast London Poetry Network
Graham Fawcett on T.S. Eliot. 
Graham Fawcett, writer, lecturer, broadcaster, and translator (and President of the T S Eliot Society) presents and reviews the poet’s life and work..

324 Creek Road, Greenwich, SE10 9SW

The reading is due to start at 7.30 p.m. Please check website or contact by phone or email (details below) if hoping to attend, as plans are not finalised at this date.

Web: Email: Phone: 020 82939823.


Wednesday 24th June

Poetry at Lauderdale House

Shanta Acharya presents an evening of poetry from the Indian diaspora with Siddhartha Bose, Debjani Chatterjee, Mona Dash, Kavita Jindal and Yogesh Patel

Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
Time: 8pm; Tickets £5.00 (Concessions: £3.00) Ph: 020-8348 8716



Saturday 27th June

The Shuffle, Proletarian Poetry curated by Peter Raynard featuring Jo Bell, Hannah Lowe, Inua Ellams, Joolz Sparkes, Owen Gallagher and more.

The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9BX
7.30 – 9.30 pm Entry £6/4 Refreshments from bar


Rhyme & Reason Writing Competition 2015

Closing Date: 1st June 2015

1st Prize: £110, 2nd Prize: £60, 3rd Prize: £30

Poetry Judge TBA

Prose Judge Nick Wastnage

A prose item of no more than 400 words or a Poem of no more than 20 lines
on the theme: Rhythm and Hues

Entry fee: £5 per piece (£4 per piece for 3 or more entries).

Prizes awarded for the best three short stories and best three poems.

Junior entries £1 Junior prizes of book tokens awarded for entrants aged under 18:

1st Prize: £30, 2nd Prize: £20, 3rd Prize: £10 entry form available for download at:


Barnet Open Poetry Competition

Closing date 16th November,

To be judged this year by Mario Petrucci (general) and Katherine Gallagher (juniors)

1st £500, 2nd £250 and 3rd £100

35 lines on any subject

Entry fees are £5 for adults (£4 if resident in the Borough of Barnet) , Full details are on line on


Segora poetry competition 2015

Deadline: June 15th

Results: July 31st

First prize: £200 Second prize: £50 Third prize: £30

Entry fee: £4 for single entry or 5.50€ add £2.50 or 3.50€ for each subsequent poem

Judge: Mandy Pannett Details:  poetry prose and plays index section

Also Click the link for:-

1. The Aldeburgh Eight Competition 2015 | Closing Date: 13-Apr-15
2. Divine Poetry Competition 2015 | Closing Date: 01-May-15
3. The Battered Moons Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 30-Jun-15
4. Second Light Open Poetry Competition for Long and Short Poems by Women 2015 | Closing Date: 07-Jul-15
5. Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015 | Closing Date: 31-Jul-15