POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2018 This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject. Closing 16th April. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. 1st prize is £100. 2nd prize is £50 Entry fees are as […]

Renee is a celebrated Poetry Live alumni; an effervescently diverse writer and stunning performer. Valere’s music is soulful and smart; it will move you and leave you thinking. Open Mic as always. Ethereal, serene and heartfelt, Valere’s sound brings an eclectic mix of soul and synth known to move audiences. Valere is Auckland based songwriter and producer […]

Reading for Writing: 2017 – an Odyssey by Anthology Sample poetry from across the English-speaking world, looking back at 2017 through the lens of poetry anthologies. Join poet Joanna Preston for a workshop that climbs inside poems, finds out what makes them tick, and explores ways to use that knowledge to create poems of your own. […]

PK ONLINE POETRY COURSES FOR 2018 January and February start all dates filling quickly. We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service. New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month. There is still opportunity to start in December, but January and […]

Happy New Year! Here’s a little of what we’ve got planned… “There is a party and I am the guest of honor. I have a paper plate with a piece of cake on it and everyone crowds around me laughing at what I say. I guess I’m telling jokes. Strange men and women shake my […]

Poetry at The Fringe As is our tradition, the December programme is all Open Mic. There’ll be food, poetry, music and much more. Entry is free, so whether you want to perform or listen, we’d love to see you.   If you do want to be part of the Open Mic, we’re suggesting our wonderful […]

Live Canon are kicking off our December (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt on Friday 1st December, and we’d really appreciate you telling your supporters and members about it. If you enter, each day of December you will receive a clue. You’ll need to hunt in the work of a particular poet to find the answer. The […]