Coventry City of Culture 2021

In 2021, Coventry will celebrate its year as the UK City of Culture. In preparation, a series of events are set to take place over the coming months. From poetry readings to book launches, art exhibitions to photography workshops, the … Continued ...

Laura To Write For Yorkshire Dance

Based in Leeds, Yorkshire Dance is a charity which promotes the value of dance in the North of England. This spring, Laura has written a new poem to commemorate the charity’s commitment to dance. Yorkshire Dance is known for creating … Continued ...

The 2019 Forward Prizes for Poetry

The Forward Prizes are major British awards for poetry, presented annually at a ceremony in London. The prizes celebrate excellence in poetry and its value to the arts. The awards recognise and honour talent in three categories: Best Collection, Best … Continued ...

The Highland Park Poetry Contest 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...