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The deadline was 5pm on 6th March.

We’re sorry if you didn’t get your application in on time; but the deadline cannot be extended, under any circumstances. We must now move swiftly on with short-listing and the next phase of our work. If you are offered a booking, you’ll be hearing from us over the next month or so. If you don’t hear from us, you haven’t been successful this time. Don’t be disheartened, though. You were one of close to 1,000 applicants! Keep polishing your work, your bio and your performance skills and your chance may yet come.

As usual, we have received tonnes of applications and have been really impressed with the quality of many of these. Already, we are starting to get excited about what this year’s line-up may look like. In previous years our glorious stage has been blessed by the likes of John Hegley, Attila The Stockbroker, Hollie McNish, Kate Tempest, Dizraeli, Porky The Poet,  Michael Rosen, Carol Ann Duffy, Jean “Binta” Breeze, Murray Lachlan Young and so many other talented folk it’s frankly overwhelming! Perhaps we will see a return from some of our old favourites this year, in addition to some fresh new faces rising from the ranks of Up-And-Coming-With-Something-To-Say. It’s certainly starting to look that way….

There will also be opportunities for Festival-goers to strut their stuff on the Poetry&Words stage in the Open Mic and the Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam.  The slam winner will get the opportunity to share the stage with an awesome line-up of talented wordsmiths from across the U.K. and beyond at the next Glastonbury Festival.  This year, 2014 slam winner Erin Bolens will be showing you how it’s done with a performance of her own.

Don’t forget to check out our various web-presences for up-to-date news, both in the run up to and during the Festival:

- poetryandwordsblog.wordpress.com
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