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EXILED WRITERS INK PROVIDES A PLATFORM FOR THE WORK OF ARTISTS LIVING IN EXILE IN THE UK AND MAINLAND EUROPE THROUGH PERFORMANCE, PUBLISHING AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES. WE BELIEVE THAT THE LITERATURE, ART AND CULTURE OF EXILE CAN PROVIDE A FOCUS FOR COMMUNICATION AND INTEGRATION THROUGHOUT SOCIETY, AND ACT AS A FORCE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE.

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Magical grotto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Magical Gotto

Exiled Writers Ink at the Parasol/Victoria Miro Gallery
Thursday 6th August 2015 at 6.30 pm
 
The Magical Grotto
Outside on a Summer Night

Words and Music of magic, surrealism, fantasy...

Bring a picnic ! Bring a cushion if you wish !
(There will be chairs in any case)

The exhibition at Parasol by Icelandic artist Katrin Sigurdardottir explores the idea of fantastical architecture, grottoes and ethereal spaces.

Alfredo Cordal born in Chile, is an established performance poet and playwright. He has produced several plays in London including 'The Last Judgement', 'The Investiture of El Dorado' and 'A Passion in Buenos Aires' . His poetry has been widely published and performed. 
 
Ali Abdolrezaei was born in Iran and now lives in London. He published 34 varied books and his poems are translated into many languages.
 
Shamim Azad a bilingual author, performance poet and a storyteller, is one of the most known Bengali poets in the UK.  She has written plays and published more than 30 books including novels, short stories and poetry in English and Bengali.
 
Isabel del Rio born in Spain, is a bilingual writer and linguist. La Duda was shortlisted for two literary awards in Spain. Her book of short stories Zero Negative – Cero Negativo in English and Spanish, is an indictment against bloodshed in its many forms: war, torture, capital punishment, murder, martyrdom.
 
Abol Froushan is a poet, translator and critic, with two volumes of his poetry: A Language against Language, and I Need Your Desert for My Sneeze, and three volumes of translations. As the Iran Editor at Poetry International he introduces the works of contemporary Persian poets world wide. He was the Chair of Exiled Writers Ink from 2011-13.

Parasol Foundation for Contemporary Art
14 Wharf Road

London N1 7RW (nearest tube: Old Street)

£5 and £3 for EWI members and asylum seekers


2015 Poetry competition

Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2015 is for poems of any length and in any style.

Judge: Deryn Rees-Jones
1st Prize: £2,000 plus two optional extras: A mentoring session with the editor of The Poetry Review, and a week’s writing retreat at Cove Park.
PLUS Special prize: £500 for the best poem by a previously unpublished woman poet.
2nd Prize: £400; 3rd Prize: £200
17 Runners up: £25 each
Entry Fee: £7 for up to 3 poems
All winning poems will be published in the September 2015 issue of Mslexia.
CLOSING DATE: 15 June 2015

For more information, and to enter:
mslexia.co.uk/poetry
poetry@mslexia.co.uk
0191 204 8860

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Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Competition 2015 is for collections of 18-20 poems of 20-24 pages.

Judge: Amy Wack (Poetry Editor, Seren Books)
1st Prize: Publication of the pamphlet by Seren Books, plus £250, 25 complimentary copies of the winning pamphlet and 10 per cent royalties from subsequent sales.
Entry fee: £20 for a collection of 18-20 poems of 20-24 pages.
The winner will also have one or more poems from the collection published in the December 2015 issue of Mslexia.
CLOSING DATE: 15 June 2015

For more information, and to enter:
mslexia.co.uk/pamphlet
poetry@mslexia.co.uk
0191 204 8860

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Suggested tweets:
Calling women poets! @Mslexia’s Poetry Competition is now open. 1st prize £2000, closes 15 June. mslexia.co.uk/poetry

Women poets! Get your entries ready for @Mslexia’s 2015 Poetry & Pamphlet Comps. 1st prizes: £2000 & publication. mslexia.co.uk/poetry

Got a collection of poems that might work as pamphlet? Enter @Mslexia’s Pamphlet Comp by 15 June to win publication! mslexia.co.uk/pamphlet


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