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Spread the Word

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Phone: 020 8692 0231 (ext 248 & 249)

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Our new season of masterclasses, workshops and events for writers is now on sale for Friends of Spread the Word.

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Free Reads manuscript gets picked up by Curtis Brown

Clêr Lewis gets representation, will you be next?

Keeping The Pages Turning

Hunt down the DNA fingerprint of great Crime Fiction, with “Ireland’s answer to Ruth Rendell" Claire McGowan

Young Poet Laureate for London to be announced on National Poetry Day

Who will be the next Young Poet Laureate for London?

Free Editorial Reads from The Literary Consultancy

Apply for a Free Read if you're London based and on a low income

LiP (Lewisham in Poetry)

LiP Leaders Jolade and Bridget performing...

A Strategic Approach to your Writing Career

Writer Jamie Rhodes' article on how to get noticed by The Industry

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

Buy this smashing anthology for £6


Spoken word project for young people in Lewisham


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.