The Highland Park Poetry Contest 2019

posted in: News | 0

Based in Illinois, Highland Park Poetry is a community of writers who encourage reading and writing poetry for enjoyment. Comprised of readings, open-mic nights, book launches and competitions, the community hosts a ‘celebration of words’ for its local residents each … Continued

Laura Nominated for The Pushcart Prize

posted in: News | 0

Each year, The Pushcart Prize honours excellence in creative writing to poets whose work has been published by small presses. It is the most honoured literary award in America. Raymond Carver and Junot Diaz are among its past recipients. This … Continued

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018

posted in: News | 0

Each year, The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award honours excellence in poetry and short fiction across the globe. Now in its thirteenth year, the international literary prize has become a hotbed for new talent and is a touchstone for many emerging … Continued

Laura To Read At Winchester College

posted in: News | 0

This autumn, Laura is set to read at Winchester College. The independent boys’ boarding school will welcome the poet to the English Department on Tuesday 27th November. In discussion with the Head of Department Richard Stillman, Laura will read a … Continued

Laura to Write for The King’s Chapel, London

posted in: News | 0

To commemorate the centenary of women’s suffrage this year, Laura has written a new poem for The King’s Chapel in London. The piece, written in collaboration with composer Carmel Smickersgill of The Royal Northern College of Music, will be showcased … Continued

National Poetry Day at BBC Radio Leeds

posted in: News | 0

To celebrate National Poetry Day this year, Laura has appeared live on BBC Radio Leeds. In an interview with Richard Stead on The Breakfast Show, Laura spoke of poetry as a social and communal medium which can bring communities together. … Continued