Friday, September 26, 2008


Hi Gang,

Just a quickie before next week's excellent big HOTHOUSE Bash.  Hope you can make it as it will the event of the Autumn!  Also details of the Troubadour's

fabulous annual poetry competition:


Tuesday, 30th September – The Hothouse

A night of raunchy, radical, rich and rude performance poetry with 15 of the best women poets in London today including Dzifa Benson, Malika Booker,

Jasmine Cooray, Elaine Crinnion, Zena Edwards, Patricia Foster, Sara-Mae Tuson, Aoife Mannix, Karen McCarthy, Agnes Meadows, Esther Poyer, Janett Plummer,

Jaqueline Saphra, Heather Taylor, Annette Walker and Naomi Woddis.

Presented by Naomi Woddis, MC'd by Agnes Meadows


7:30pm - 11:00pm @ The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 OAX

£5.00 –  All profits going to Inspired Word, a voluntary organisation for women providing writing and personal development skills for particularly women who have

experienced domestic violence abuse or mental distress.




Judged by: jo shapcott & stephen knight - Both judges will read all poems submitted.

1st prize £1000, 2nd £500, 3rd £250, plus 20 commendations @ £20 each

And a coffee-house poetry reading for all prizewinning & commended poets

With Jo Shapcott & Stephen Knight on Monday 1st December 2008

Submission deadline: Friday 10th October 2008


General: Entry implies acceptance of all rules; failure to comply with rules may result in disqualification; competition open to poets of any nationality over 18 years;

no competitor may win more than one prize; judges' decision is final; no individual correspondence may be entered into.

Poems: Poems must be in English, must each be no longer than 45 lines, must fit on one page of A4, must be the original work of the entrant and must not have been

previously broadcast or published (in print or online); winning & commended poems may be published (in print or online) by the Troubadour Poetry Prize and may not

be published elsewhere for one year after 10th October 2008 without written permission. No limit on number of poems submitted.

Fees: All entries must be accompanied by fee of EITHER £5/€7/$10 per poem if less than 4 poems OR £4/€5/$8 per poem if 4 or more poems submitted; payment by

cheque or money order (Sterling/Euro/US-Dollars only) payable to "Coffee-House Poetry" with entry name (and/or e-mail Entry Ref) written on back.

By Post: No entry form required; each poem must be typed on one side of A4 white paper showing title & poem only; do not show author's name or any other

identifying marks on submitted poems; include a separate page showing Name, Address, Phone, E-Mail (opt), Titles and Number of Poems EITHER @ £5/€7/$10 OR

 @ £4/€5/$8; no staples; entries are not returned.

By E-mail: No entry form required; poems must be submitted in body of e-mail (no attachments) to; entries should be preceded by Name,

Address, Phone, Titles and  Number of Poems EITHER @ £5/€7/$8 OR @ £4/€5/$8; acknowledgement will be sent to entrant's e-mail address showing Entry

Acknowledgment Reference; send payment by post quoting Entry Acknowledgement Reference;  e-mail entries will be included only when payment received.

Acknowledgement/Results: will be sent to all e-mail entrants, and to all postal entrants who provide an e-mail address; other postal entrants should include

stamped, addressed postcard marked "Acknowledgement" and/or stamped, addressed A5 envelope marked "Results" if required.

Deadline: All postal entries, and postal payments for e-mail entries, to arrive at Troubadour Poetry Prize, Coffee-House Poetry, PO Box 16210, LONDON, W4 1ZP postmarked on or before Friday 10th October 2008. Prizewinners will be notified by Friday 21st November 2008. Prizegiving will be on Monday 1st December 2008

at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour

Anne-Marie Fyfe (Organiser)
coffee-house poetry at the troubadour

Love - Agnes



Agnes Meadows

Development Manager

T: 020 8536 5549

DISCOVER's STORY TRAIL, STORY GARDEN and STORY DEN is open everyday 10am - 5pm (except for Mondays during Newham term time)

SHORTLISTED FOR VISIT LONDON AWARDS 2008 - Best Celebration of Cultural Diversity


LIGHT UP THE WORLD PARTY Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September

Launch of the Cultural Olympiad Weekend

Over this weekend help us to create a really big world covered with huge fantasy countries designed by you.




Prepared to be dazzled by this brilliant exhibition inspired by festivals of light from around the world.

The exhibition Festivals of Light is in colloboration with Emergency Exit Arts.


For more information about us and the facilities we provide please go to  or call us on: 020 8536 5555.

P please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to





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