Monday, 27 June 2011

Support the LIPPfest!

Readers of this blog are sure to be interested in the LIPPfest so here's information and dates for your diaries:

The Leeds Independent Presses Poetry Festival (LIPPfest) 2011 kicks off on 24 September at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds with a programme of readings from twenty-one poets, six workshops, symposiums and publishing talks. An independent presses bookfair will give people the chance to browse and purchase literature from a range of literature not stocked on the shelves of your average bookshop.

LIPPfest 2011 Poetry competition

Here you can download details, rules and entry form for the inaugural LIPPfest poetry competition. The competition will open for entries on April 12th 2011.  Entries close on July 14th 2011. Winners will be announced at a special event at the festival on September 24th.

(Click this Link to download PDF)

This year’s judges are Pat Borthwick and Mike Barlow.

• 1st Prize £ 250.00
• 2nd Prize £ 150.00
• 3rd Prize £ 100.00
• The Leeds Prize £ 50.00
• All prize/award winners will receive a poetry
book from the LIPPfest book fair.

All prize winners will also have an opportunity to read at the festival and will be invited to submit their entry for inclusion in the LIPPfest’s anthology of poetry. The competition is a great way to support the festival and help us to promote the poets and poetry of independent presses.

Any money raised will go into putting on further events and developing new ways to take poetry out to new audiences. See entry form for full details.


  1. some great prizes on offer for the LIPPfest!!

  2. There should be more collaboration between LIPPfest and LitFest. You are both excellent outfits and should get together. Good luck to you all.

  3. When are we going to see a spot reserved for the great poet Les Murray? I grew up with him.