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Orbis 171, Spring 2015

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Front cover artwork: ‘Birds’ by Tammy Ruggles;
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If there’s one thing we’ve got plenty of, it’s Stories (Bibhu Padhi),
sometimes artful, 
like The Yellow Cow by Jennie Osborne,
sometimes dark and mysterious, with David Banks 
Exorcising Gehenna,
or Geraldine Clarkson’s After-woodsand often both,
when you join
Robin Thomas and Edward In The Garden.
You’re off on A Strange Journey, as Kathy Miles 
will tell you.
Spend a
Moment with Roxy Dunn, enjoy Michael Henry’s Nocturne in Biarritz,
play Rock, Paper, Scissors with Richard Williams, or discover Kimmeridge, courtesy of Khadija Rouf.
Yes, follow
E. Kristin Anderson’s instructions: “A Nearby Fence, Pull” –
then all will be revealed…

Featured Poet: Bethany Pope
Hanging, Among the Oranges; My Mother, Masking; A Taint in the Blood

Poems from: Jean Atkin: Itsuarpok;

Alex Dreppec, [INSERT TITLE OF THE POEM HERE];

Cathy Whittaker, Waiting; Alan Zhukovski, The End of Oblivion

Prose from: Julie Maclean, Animal Rites; Don Mulcahy, Back There;
Bethany Pope, Teamwork; John Short, Nobody Talks Anymore

Translation: Judith Wilkinson: Menno Wigman, Herostratos; Stramien
(with support from the Dutch Foundation for Literature)

Past Master: Helen Ashley on Matthew Arnold

Article: Orbis: Genesis and Exodus by founder Robin Gregory

Reviews: Angelina Ayers, Maria Isakova Bennett, Ross Cogan,
David Harmer, Jennifer A. McGowan, D.A.Prince,
Andrew Taylor, David Troman
and Noel Williams

Orbis 171 contributors also include:

E. Kristin Anderson; Anne Banks; David Banks; Fred Beake;

Geraldine Clarkson; Monica Corish; Dagmar Drabent; Roxy Dunn;

Nausheen Eusuf; David Harmer; Michael Henry; Jenny Hockey;

Kathleen Kummer; Simon Lewis; G. P. Manuell; Kathy Miles;

Caroline Natzler; Jennie Osborne; Bibhu Padhi;

Jeff Phelps; Khadija Rouf; Gerry Stewart; Ginny Sullivan; Declan Sweeny;

Robin Thomas; Olivia Walwyn; Richard Williams; Jim C. Wilson

 

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September 1

The Flambard Poetry Prize 2015

www.ncl.ac.uk/ncla/competitions/flambard

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Non Fiction

July 31

Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize 2015
(formerly the Biographers’ Club Prize)
For unpublished/uncommissioned writers.
Sponsored by Elizabeth, the Duchess of Buccleuch
www.biographersclub.co.uk/prizes

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JULY 31
HISSAC ANNUAL OPEN SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2015
www.hissac.co.uk

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July 3 – August 23

Wind in the Willows

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

www.grosvenorparkopenairtheatre.co.uk

 

4*

Talk about going off with a bang; fortunately, the audience’s happy anticipation

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July 21-25

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Liverpool Empire

http://www.liverpooltheatres.com/empire.htm

4*


Maybe what’s most curious is how we do like a challenge – the National Theatre has not only risen to it

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Wasafiriimage001July 24
WASAFIRI NEW WRITING PRIZE 2015
www.wasafiri.org/wasafiri-new-writing-prize.asp

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July 1- 25

Arthur Miller’s The Hook

Everyman Liverpool

https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on/arthur-millers-hook

3*

A play both underwhelming and overpowering although it clearly paves the way for Miller’s greatest work.

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Been there, done that – or maybe not?

Talk and Workshop with Carole Baldock, Editor of Orbis International Literary Journal;

Parenting 2000, The Lodge, Mornington Road, Southport: July 9, 8pm. Free

Contact soutthportwriterscircle@yahoo.co.uk

July 6
# 0 Finding Words: The Ashton Group
Annual new writing competition for young people

Under 25s
chrisloveless@hotmail.co.uk
ashtongroup.co.uk

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