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  • Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowship

    To celebrate the life and work of Edwin Morgan, Creative Scotland is funding two free places on the six-week Scottish Universities' International Summer School's ‘Text and Context: British and Irish Literature from 1900 to the Present’ course from 6th July to 15th August 2015. The Fellowship will take place in Edinburgh, and will cover the cost of all tuition, standard accommodation, most meals, the social and cultural programme, and full use of the facilities at the University of Edinburgh’s library and the National Library of Scotland. 

  • UK Radio Drama Festival - Call for Entries

    Moving Theatre and Herne Bay Town Partners present the first UK Radio Drama Festival: “The Winter's Tales; From Stage to Air” in Herne Bay, Kent.

    26 February - 1 March 

    First Prize: £2,000

    Deadline: 30 January

  • The Shaw Society: Shaw at the Theatre

    Shaw at the Theatre: Widowers' Houses, Village Wooing & How He Lied To Her Husband, Major Barbara

  • The Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2015

    The Oxford–Weidenfeld Prize is for book-length literary translations into English from any living European language. It aims to honour the craft of translation, and to recognise its cultural importance. It is funded by Lord Weidenfeld and by New College, The Queen’s College and St Anne’s College, Oxford.

  • Creative Writing Fellowships at UEA

    The David TK Wong Fellowship is a unique and generous annual award of £26,000 to enable a fiction writer who wants to write in English about the Far East to spend nine months in the UK, at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

  • Subsidised translation-teaching courses from Translators in Schools

    Translators in Schools have launched a subsidised £75 three–stage course over 3 days during the period January – March 2015 to help participants (professional translators or authors fluent in a second-language) deliver educational workshops. Applications close as soon as all places have been filled.

    Further details can be found at the Translators in Schools website. All queries and applications to Robina Pelham Burn.

  • ChagWord Literary Festival and Poetry Competition

    Location: Chagford, Devon

    13-15 March 2015

  • Young Romantics: A new prize for young writers

    The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association Young Romantics Prize

    1 January - 13 March 2015

    Prize Judge: Carol Ann Duffy

    FREE to enter

  • Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition 2014/15

    Closing Date: 31 January 2015

  • Survey: Social media and the author-reader relationship

    Are you an author who uses social media, such as Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook?


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