The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association is delighted to announce the launch of Young Romantics with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy CBE as the Chairman of the judges. This unique literary prize asks writers to take their inspiration from the words, lives and ideas of the Romantics. Young writers aged between 16 and 18 are invited to enter poems and short stories specifically inspired by the Romantics. It is FREE to enter and students can submit up to two stories and two poems. . . .
The Keats Foundation announces its second bicentenary conference, to be held from the afternoon of Friday 1 until the evening of Sunday 3 May 2015 at Guy’s Hospital London. The conference marks the 200th anniversary of John Keats enrolling to study medicine at Guy’s Hospital in 1815. . . .
The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association invites applications for the Twelfth Annual Keats-Shelley Prize, sponsored by The Cowley Foundation, The School of English, University of St Andrews, and The Liberal Magazine. There are two competitions, open to all: for an essay and a poem. The essay can be on any aspect of the life or work of John Keats, P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley or Lord Byron, and should be of 2,000 – 3,000 words, including quotations. Preference will be given to entries showing originality of thought and written in a clear and accessible style. The poem (which may be a narrative) must be original, unpublished and not a parody. It should focus on the theme “Find.” It may be of any length up to 50 lines. Prizes will be presented the prizes at the Annual Awards Ceremony in London in October. The closing date for entries is 30th June 2009. For more information see the KSMA Noticeboard at http://www.keats-shelley.co.uk/noticeboard.html. . . .
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