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Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize competition now open for entry

Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize competition now open for entry

Posted by hl11 at Jan 08, 2015 09:00 AM |

The Michael Murphy Memorial Prize competition for a distinctive first book of poetry in English published in Britain or Ireland between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2014 is now open for entry. Closing date 1 March 2015.

This year the English Association has matched the prize funding so the winner will receive £1000.

Volumes for consideration should be of book proportions (at least 48 pages in length, with spine and binding). Four copies of each volume should be submitted, one to the Chief Executive of the English Association and one to each of the judges.

More information:
https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/english-association/prizes/murphyprize

Betty Haigh Shakespeare Prize Competition winner announced

Betty Haigh Shakespeare Prize Competition winner announced

Posted by hl11 at Jan 06, 2015 10:55 AM |

Emma Cavell of St Paul's Girls' School, London, has been awarded the 2014 prize for her essay on Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. Emma received a copy of Catherine M.S. Alexander's The Treasures of William Shakespeare: The Life, the Works, the Performances, generously donated by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Carlton Books, and her winning essay will appear in the Association's Newsletter.

John Maier of King's College School, Wimbledon, was Highly Commended for an excellent essay on Hamlet.

Charles Dickens Primary Award winners announced

Charles Dickens Primary Award winners announced

Posted by hl11 at Dec 15, 2014 09:35 AM |

This prestigious award is given to schools where children have been encouraged to enjoy Dickens’ work through a project which links regular English work with other areas of the curriculum.

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