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Arts Across Borders and Poetry Competition.
16th October 2017
Arts Across Borders


Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe: Monday 6th November 2017 at 7.30 pm Arts Across Borders On Stage.

Poetry: Abol Froushan, Afsaneh Gitiforouz, Alev Adil and Alemu Tebeje.

Theatre: Performance from ‘Evros: The Crossing River’ by Seemia Theatre plus discussion with the director and actors.

Music: Song and accordion by Grace.

Film: Clips from ‘Football Dream’ by Iranian film-maker Sohrab Kavir plus discussion.

Open Mic.

Host: Abbas Faiz, human rights activist and poet.

Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX (Nearest tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square)

£5 entry/£3 EWI members and asylum seekers


Arts Across Borders


Exiled Writers Ink Free Poetry Competition

Kindly funded by the Bart Wolffe Legacy Fund to assist struggling refugee and migrant writers. Bart was a talented poet and writer from Zimbabwe.

Competition Judges: Poets: Alev Adil and Michael Zand Ahanchian

Exiled Writers Ink presents the free poetry competition for UK refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants.

Free Entry.

First Prize £400 plus The Literary Consultancy’s free detailed report on the winner’s poetry collection.

Second Prize £200 plus a free course at the prestigious Poetry School.

Third Prize £100.

All prizes: Free membership of Exiled Writers Ink for a year.

Special awards event when the winners will recite their poetry.


· The competition is open to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants aged 18 or over and resident in the UK at the time of entering.

· The closing date of the competition is midnight 15th December 2017.

· Personal details: full name, address, e-mail address and telephone number and a short paragraph about yourself must be written in the body of the e-mail, not on the poems. The poet’s name must not appear on the poems.

· Use one page for each poem and include the titles. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length.

· Entries must not have been previously published.

· Entries must be in English and can be in translation.

· Entries are free. Each participant must send 3 poems.

· The copyright of each poem remains with the author.

· Poems must sent by e-mail attachment to Amir Darwish of Exiled Writers Ink:

· No alterations can be made to poems once entered.

· The judges’ decision is final. All entries will be judged anonymously.