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Young Poet Laureate shortlist 2014 to perform as part of Kings Place Festival 2014

MC'ed by the award-winning Mr Gee, come and see some mind-blowing young poets in London on Saturday 13 September

LiP (Lewisham in Poetry) now recruiting young people to take part

Our fab new poetry & spoken word project for 16 - 19 year olds in Lewisham

Podium Poets Anthology #1

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Free Editorial Reads from The Literary Consultancy

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Connecting Stories

Researcher in Residence Luke Kelly writes about his work on his work in video games to bring opportunities to writers in London

London Short Story Prize 2014

Short Story writers - enter now!.

Essential Kit

An opportunity to sort out your writing worries

London Short Story Festival Website

The go-to place for all things London Short Story Festival

Young Poet Laureate for London has a busy summer lined up

Poet explores notions of beauty and community


Spoken word project for young people in Lewisham

Spread the Word's exciting new research project is funded by Creativeworks London

Luke Kelly will be researching links between writers and video games developers

Sarah Perry - Soho writer in residence

Sarah Perry shares her Soho experiences so far…

Spread the Word secures funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Three-year investment to provide paid opportunities for culturally diverse writers in publishing


Grants for the Arts advice from Gemma Seltzer of Arts Council England


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Spread the Word Info Sheets - Professional Development

Downloadable docs on a variety of topics useful to writers. These ones are all about your writing career.