We run the annual Forward Prizes for Poetry, regarded by poets internationally for the past 22 years as the highest of accolades. Past winners include Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Alice Oswald and Carol Ann Duffy. This year's prizes - awarded for Best Collection, Best First Collection and Best Single Poem - will be presented at the Southbank Centre on 1 October 2013. The next annual Forward Book of Poetry, an anthology of the year's best poems, is published on the same day.
For tickets: www.southbankcentre.co.uk
National Poetry Day is an annual celebration of poetry held on the first Thursday in October. For 2013 it falls on Thursday 3 October and the theme is, 'Water, water, everywhere'.
National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 to promote and increase the enjoyment of poetry. Last year its activities and events reached more than 50 million people.
If you want to be involved, get in touch soon and tell us what you are planning.