Tuesday 29 January 2013

Magma Poetry Competition Celebration – you are invited to a free poetry reading in London

The Magma Poetry Competition Awards will take place on Monday 18th February 2013 at a celebratory event at RADA’s Studio Theatre, RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX, a few minutes’ walk from Goodge Street Underground Station. Doors open at 6.30 pm (pay bar), reading at 7.30pm until 9.pm
You are invited to this free reading!

Organisers are delighted that distinguished poet Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, will be doing a reading of her poems as well as awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes to the winners of the Magma Judge’s Prize for poems of 11-80 lines.

A Panel of Magma Editors will award 1st and 2nd prizes and 10 special mentions to the winners of the Magma Editors’ Prize for poems of up to 10 lines. Four specially commissioned poets, Moniza Alvi, Simon Barraclough, Tom Chivers and Claire Crowther, will each read a 10-line poem written by them for the occasion to honour the short poem.

And all the prize winners will be invited to read their poems.

Do come along to the reading on the evening of Monday 18th February – it will start at 7.30pm. and finish by 9pm. Come early for the best seats, the bar will be open from 6.30pm. where you can buy drinks. Copies of Magma 55 which will include the winning poems will be on sale, but entry to the reading is free.

The winning poems will be published in Magma 55, which will be on sale at the event.

For further information, please contact Magma Poetry directly at www.magmapoetry.com.

Source: Magma Poetry Newsletter

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