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Sites you might like

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Portsmouth Poetry will be working with Trash Arts to bring Educational and Community projects in 2022

Visit our Facebook & Twitter sites for more information & updates

For more information about Trash Arts events and projects, visit their Facedbook page -

Welsh Poetry Competition

Don't be distracted by the title, the 'Welsh Poetry Competition' is an international poetry competition that has been running since 2007 and has brought some stunning poets to a wider audience. Fourteen years experience has enabled 'Publish & Print' a professional publishing arm to help poets get published. 

Welsh Poetry Competition, Publish & Print and the International Poetry Book Awards is the work of Dave Lewis based in South Wales. 

His own collection 'Mixed Messages' is available from Amazon and we will be reviewing it shortly.

Poetry & Spoken Word

The Front Room hosts spoken word and music events in Southsea locations

Tongues and Grooves provides a platform for established and emerging talent, consultancy and spoken word events.

Aurora Albert Road Southsea popular coffee house with regular spoken word and open mike

T'Articulation Spoken Word group promoting prose, poetry and non-fiction, in and around the city.

BookFest Annual event (Feb/Mar) organised by Portsmouth City Council Library Service and The Hayling Island Bookshop to promote book buying and borrowing. Short Story Competition.

Portsmouth Writer's Hub Part of New Writing South, supported by Portsmouth City Council to provide opportunities for new, emerging and experienced writers, share information and develop.

Local News and 

Information Websites

Star & Crescent  An independent news website that believes in journalism to create social change. Has a poetry page reviewing local events and organisations and publishes new poetry events in its monthly 'STAR POems'

Strong Island Portsmouth and Southsea website for Arts, Culture and Lifestyle with regular information and reviews

Team Locals Providing film making, Website and Graphic Design, Photography and Digital Marketing; Team Locals has worked with Portsmouth Poetry. Website provides information on What's On in the city

Dylan Thomas

Discover Dylan Thomas The official Dylan Thomas website run by his Granddaughter, Hannah Ellis with informative blog, guest contributions, resources, events, etc.

Dylan Thomas Society Founded in 1977, celebrates and encourages serious interest in the work of Dylan Thomas, works with schools and community groups and provides exclusive events for its members.

London Literary Pub Crawl Run by writer, director and broadcaster Nick Hennegan. Organises regular guided tours of the hostelries linked to famous much-loved authors such as Charles Dickens, T S Eliot and Dylan Thomas. The site includes an interesting blog, videos and podcasts.

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