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Here’s one for all those with a child genius, and a vague yearning to learn
(just try googling it…): 
be intrigued by Laura Seymour
The fate of the peanut specialist. 
Not to mention Frances Sackett’s
description of the
Moon in Flood –and why is Mum’s Laughing 
(Anne Stewart)?
And just how do you go about
Outwitting Baba Yaga? Pat Farrington explains,
John Andrew spins a yarn about his Line of Ancestry.
Join in with Elizabeth Barton’s Song of a Suburb, keeping a watch, though,
Sue Davies and The Strawberry Thieves, as well as The Burner
(Tom Moody). Then relax with some Cocktails in the company
James Conor Patterson, raising a glass to Neil Beardmore’s Amanuensis.
But heed the Teachings of the Shaman from Louis Nthendaand Sarah Barnsley’s
We have made a number of key appointments
be sure to keep yours with this issue of Orbis

Featured Poet Kevin Casey: A New Confectionery; Promises; Darning the Sky

Poems from: Arthur Broomfield, Seeing Limerick Station through quantum physics;
Craig Kurtz, Huswife’s Velleity; Edward O’Dwyer, The End of Ice-Cream;
Fiona Pitt-Kethley, Figs and Amethysts; Gwen Sayers, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

Prose from Charles Osborne, The Girl in the Sand; Jennifer Ouellette, The Heroes;
Pavle Radonic, LOVES HIGH AND LOW Wives and Devotions

Translation: Brent Southgate, Poems from Martial

Past Master: Helen Ashley on Edward Thomas

Reviews by Clairr O’Connor, Angelina d’Roza, Philip Dunkerley, David Harmer,
D. A. Prince, Andrew Taylor, David Troman
and Noel Williams

Orbis 180 contributors also include

Mike Alderson; Aidan Baker; Linda Benninghoff; Toby Campion; Andrew Curtis;
Nathan Fidler; Angela Howarth; Ian McLachlan; Antony Mair;
Katherine Noone; Val Pargeter; Karen Petersen; Laura Potts; Paul Protheroe;
Natalie Scott; K. V. Skene; David Troman; Chris Woods

Southport Writers’ Circle Annual Short Story Competition 2017
Ends: October 31st

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September 30
SPM Publications Poetry Book Competition 2017

SPM PUBLICATIONS LTD, (Sentinel Poetry Movement)

Unit 136, 113 – 115 George Lane, London E18 1AB

Closing date 30 September

BedfordLondon Version 5.3 (1)Bedford International Writing Competition

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September 29
# The Manchester Writing Competitions
Open internationally; Over 16s

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Storeyhouse, Chester

All or Nothing

September 27-30

Touring until November 11


I’ve actually been to Itchycoo Park – and remember it because that was in the 70s, not the 60s.

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September 18
Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition 2017

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Storeyhouse, Chester



September 5-9


Another first – not just the musical but the newly opened 800 seater auditorium, so maybe a bit churlish to mention

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August 31
The London Magazine’s Essay Competition 2017

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August 15
Second Light Open Poetry Competition

for Lond and Short Poems by Women 2017

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