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Charles Causley Poetry Competition Winners Chosen

The Charles Causley Poetry Competition is closed and the winners have been informed. Many thanks and very best wishes to all the poets who entered. The field was very strong. The prize winners have been chosen and informed in person, and will be announced in the New Year on our websites. Keep an eye on…

Celebrations in Launceston as Charles Causley’s House is saved

Celebrations were held yesterday in Launceston’s Town Hall to mark the official opening of Charles Causley House for its first poet in residence, Dr Alyson Hallett. The ribbon was cut by the Trust’s Patron, Sir Andrew Motion, and there followed at the Town Hall a moving celebration of the completion of the House refurbishment. With…

Charles Causley’s Garden on iTunes

To celebrate the upcoming opening of Charles Causley House, and our first poet in residence in No. 2 Cyprus Well, The Charles Causley Trust has released an iBook on the replanting of Charles’s Garden, written by one of our own Trustees, John Hurst. As part of the development project it became clear that decisions would…

Charles Causley in ’10 Best Recordings of Poets’

We’re delighted to see that Charles Causley is one of the ten poets in yesterday’s Observer 10 Best Recordings of Poets. Alongside some of the finest ever poets – Sassoon, Heaney, Larkin to name but three – Sir Andrew Motion beautifully describes Causley’s reading of ‘Eden Rock’ for The Poetry Archive in 1988: “My Archive…

Charles Causley Poetry Competition 2014 is launched

The Charles Causley Poetry Competition 2014 has launched! In aid of the project to develop Charles Causley’s House for writing residencies and literature projects, the competition has a range of top prizes, and you can find out more and download entry forms here.

Jim Causley at the Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival

Jim Causley is appearing at the Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival this weekend. Part of a fantastic line-up, Jim will be performing songs from his ‘Cyprus Well’ album, recorded in Charles Causley House. Jim will be accompanied by exciting young guitar player Lukas Drinkwater. Appearing on the festival programme alongside top names like Gillian Clarke and…

Causley review special at Literature Works

There’s a Charles Causley review special over at Literature Works. 2013 has been a wonderful year in terms of the work of Charles Causley reaching even wider audiences and there are reviews of All Cornwall Thunders at My Door: A Biography of Charles Causley (The Cornovia Press) by Laurence Green and Charles Causley: Theatre Works (Francis Boutle)…

Bramblepark: Charles Causley Poet in Residence launches blog

The Charles Causley Trust Poet Trust Poet in Residence Kathryn Simmonds has launched a new blog for her residency. BramblePark will feature news from the residency and the project to refurbish Charles Causley’s House, as well as online hints and tips for poetry writing from Kathryn. You can visit BramblePark here.

Kathryn Simmonds and Jim Causley in performance

Join The Charles Causley Poet in Residence Kathryn Simmonds for her first reading in Launceston, with special guest Jim Causley. Kathryn will be reading from Sunday at the Skin Laundrette as well as launching her new collection The Visitations in Cornwall. Come along to hear the Trust’s new Poet in Residence, and celebrate her new…

Charles Causley Poetry Competition 40 Days to go!

Only 40 days to go until the closing date of the first Charles Causley Poetry Competition: 18th November 2013! Top prize: £3000! The Charles Causley Trust is delighted to be running the 2013 Charles Causley Poetry Competition, in aid of the continuing project to renovate the late poet’s house in Launceston, Cornwall, to support an…