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09 May 2022

News and Opportunities for Writers and Writing
SOUTHAMPTON CITY OF CULTURE JUDGES VISIT
This week, the City of Culture 2025 judges are set to visit Southampton, following the city being shortlisted as a candidate for the title.

Supported by ArtfulScribe, local poet Issa Farrah worked with media company Peter & Paul to produce a poetry film profiling the city, which is available to watch here.



ArtfulScribe extends best wishes to the team behind the bid and all those involved. If you would like to find out more about how winning City of Culture could make a positive impact on Southampton, you can visit the SO25 website here.
LUKE WRIGHT
MAST Mayflower Studios | 31 May 7.30pm
On 31 May, ArtfulScribe presents Luke Wright, "the bard of lockdown" (The Telegraph), at MAST Mayflower Studios.

Winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2021, and John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy, Luke writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.
 
“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty. A sensational hour of poetry.” ★★★★★ The Stage

“Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic.” Carl Barât


Tickets (£10) are available through MAST Mayflower Studios.
CREATIVE WRITING GROUPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
New Term - Hampshire | Dorset | Online
Do you know a young person who would like to work with a professional writer and find out more about different genres and techniques? Free spaces are available for the summer term of our weekly creative writing groups, beginning this month.

Participants will explore creative writing through workshops on topics like characterisation, dialogue, setting and plot, as well as through practical exercises. Writers will work across genres including non-fiction, fiction, poetry and script-writing.


To browse upcoming dates, please head to artfulscribe.co.uk/events

COMPETITION WINNER
Congratulations, Katie!
ArtfulScribe would like to congratulate Katie Britton, member of Mayflower Young Writers, on winning the Young Writers’ Flash Fiction Contest, from Flash Fiction Festival.

Katie's winning story, and commentary from judge Alison Woodhouse, is available to read here.
OPPORTUNITIES
SHORT STORY PRIZE
MENTORING SURVEY


The Royal Society of Literature are now taking entries for the 2022 V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize.

The author of the winning entry will be awarded a prize of £1,000 and have their story published in Prospect online and in the RSL Review.

The closing date for entries is Friday 1 July 2022 at 5pm (BST). Learn more about the prize and how to submit at rsliterature.org
ArtfulScribe-supported PhD researcher and poet, Joanna Nissel wants to hear about your experiences of delivering or receiving mentorship and poetry education. Any relationship that developed your poetry (or your mentee’s poetry) will be relevant, from formal schemes or university programmes to informal
workshop groups or one-to-ones.

You can find out more and complete a survey here.

CREATIVE WRITING SCHOLARSHIPS
The Open University is offering 2 new annual scholarships for their MA in Creative Writing for low-income writers from Black backgrounds, starting from this year.

The deadline for applications is the end of July. Find out more here.
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