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Science and Poetry – call for scientists to take part in Manchester Science Festival

As part of Manchester Science Festival 2017, we are looking to pair up a selection of Manchester-based scientists with local poets to develop a series of interdisciplinary performances. This is a really fun and engaging event that has sold out for the past two years, and which has been of great benefit to both the poets and the researchers that have been involved.

Places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In terms of commitment, you would need to keep the following dates and times free:

  • Training Session @ Manchester Met – Saturday 23rd September; 11:00 – 15:00
  • Performance @ The Eagle Inn, Salford – Thursday 26th October; 19:00 – 22:00

If you would like to get involved this year, or if you have any questions then please do get in touch with me –  Sam Illingworth – email: S.Illingworth@mmu.ac.uk

Sam Illingworth, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication, Manchester Metropolitan University

#micropoem14 Competition – 7 – 14 July 2014 inclusive

Poetry in 140 characters? What would Brontë have made of tweet poems?

“‘Tis moonlight, summer moonlight” – Emily Jane Brontë

Following the success of last year’s micro-poetry competition, the Centre for New Writing and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures are pleased to announce the launch of #micropoem14.

This year’s theme is ‘English Summer‘.

All you need to do to enter is tweet your micropoem with the hashtag #micropoem14.

Your micropoem must be in English, only one micropoem per person, your micropoem must be themed around the English Summer.

The competition will run between 7 and 14 July 2014 inclusive and prizes for the best 3 poems include 2 x tickets to a Literature Live event in autumn 2014; signed Jeanette Winterson book; and a book voucher. The winning micropoems will be published on the Manchester Review.

The competition will be judged by a team from the Centre for New Writing including the Centre’s co-director and poet John McAuliffe, whose 3rd book is Of All Places; Janet Rogerson and Eleanor Ward.

For full terms and conditions and to find out more see the #micropoem14 competition

Poetry Competition for Scientists and Engineers

The third EPS poetry competition is still open. Just 2 weeks to go; closing date 1700 hrs 28 March 2014…

Look at the submissions so far at www.epspoetry.com/start. If you’re not in it you can’t win it.

Prizes: First Prize £500 & 2 Runner up prizes of £200, the prizes are sponsored by Wragge & Co

This is a poetry competition for Scientists and Engineers to show that the creativity and innovation necessary in science and engineering can produce poetry too. The competition is for a poem written by any student in EPS [on any topic] showing the creative and human aspects of science and engineering

This year for the first time poets can include their own reading, so you can listen to the audio versions.

More details at www.epspoetry.com/start

Follow us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/UoMEPSPoetryCompetition

Posted on behalf of Peter Fenn, MACE, The University of Manchester