This list is partially inspired by this link which contains a list of non-poetry related activities you can do online on Christmas Day. All times listed are in GMT.

Got a poetry event you want to add to this list (From Dec 24th – 31st)? Send us the date, time, name, description, links to sign up (if applicable), facebook event page (if applicable) and zoom / ticketing link (if applicable) to odriscollpoetry@gmail.com and we will try and add it ASAP!

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Christmas Eve

All Day – Christian Poetry sharing on this Facebook event page (Click here).

12am – WORD by Nuyorican Poets Cafe mix of feature writers, open mic (3-5 mins) and workshop! Facebook Event Page (Click here).
              Zoom Link (Click here)          Meeting ID: 817 6867 6679

3am – Virtual Open Mic by Page 3 Poetry. Facebook event page (Click here). Zoom link posted day of event in the event page.

4am – Virtual Open Mic by Two Idiots Peddling Poetry. Sign up to read here (Click here). Facebook event page (Click here). Donations to Black Lives Matter.
Zoom Link (Click here)

4pm – (SPECTATE) Virtual tour of London with Dickens’ words. Get tickets here (Click here). £6-£12. Facebook event page (Click here).

7pm – 9pm – LGBTQIA+ Virtual Open Mic by The LGBT+ Partnership Cheltenham. Message the page / event page to sign up. Facebook event page (Click here). 

Christmas Day

1pm (SPECTATE) – Join Dara McAnulty on Twitter for a live poetry reading and chat.

4pm – 5pm – Share funny poems on Zoom! Click here for more info.
            Zoom Link (Click here)          Meeting ID: 988 3799 8348         Passcode: 248931

7pm – 9pm – Writing, drawing tasks, games and a quiz hosted by Kat François. Email zupakat@gmail.com to book a FREE place in advance. Zoom info will be sent to those who have signed up!

11.59pm – (SUBMISSION) Submissions of poetry, fiction & essays to The Puritan close.This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

Dec 26th

2am – Virtual Open Mic (3 mins) by Nomadic Press. FREE. Sign up to read here (Click here)Facebook Event Page (Click here).
             Zoom Link (Click here)        Meeting ID: 862 8880 3494

2pm – Games in the afternoon and open mic spoken word in the evening by Subjective Silhouettes. Sign up via contacting the page / event page. Donations to What Can We Do. Facebook Event Page (Click here). 

Dec 27th

5pm – LGBTQIA+ Virtual Open Mic by Poetry LGBT. £4.99. Facebook Event Page (Click here). Purchase access through Facebook Event Page.

Dec 28th

8pm – Share your favourite poems in the Poetry Corner. Facebook Event Page (Click here). Event link to be added later.

11pm Poetry Mondays by Lift Up Your Voices. Poetry sharing space. Facebook Event Page (Click here). Google meeting room.

Dec 29th

7.30pm – LGBTQIA+ Virtual Open Mic run by Qu(h)ear Voices. FREE. Facebook Event Page (Click here). Zoom info posted on THIS page nearer the date (not on the event page!).

Dec 30th

12am – Virtual Open Mic with Michael Sonksen run by Long Beach Library. Register here (Click here). Facebook event page (Click here).

11pm – Poetry Workshop with Patrice Vecchione run by Monterey Public Library. Sign up here (Click here) up to an hour before the workshop. Facebook event page (Click here).

New Year’s Eve

1am – Virtual Open Mic by The Word Is Write. Facebook event page (Click here).  Zoom link will be shared on the event page nearer the date.

1am – Virtual Open Mic by Two Idiots Peddling Poetry. Sign up to read here (Click here). Facebook event page (Click here). Donations to Black Lives Matter.
             Zoom Link (Click here)

5am – 6.30am – Virtual Open Mic by Poetry by the Bay.  (4 mins).  Facebook event page (Click here). 
              Zoom Link (Click here)

11.59pm (SUBMISSION) – Submissions of poetry to ARC Poetry Magazine close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION) – Submissions of poetry, fiction & non-fiction to Crazyhorse close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry manuscripts (48 – 88 pages) to Dorset Prize close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry, art & photography to Drawn to the Light close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry to LitMag close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry to Modern Poetry in Translation close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry (on the theme of responding to the Covid-19 crisis) to Modern Poetry in Translation: European Pandemic Issue  close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir & essay to ROPES close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry, fiction, flash & artwork to Submissions Literary Journal close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry, flash fiction & phone film (on the theme of The Matchgirls Strike 1888) to The Matchgirls 1888 Memorial Competition  close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry to The Moth Poetry Prize close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry to William Carlos Williams Annual Poetry Competition close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry (on the theme: Aspects of Love) toWolverhampton Literature Festival close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

New Year’s Day

5pm – Recovery Spoken Word Share by Yoga4Sobriety. Register for the event (click here)Facebook Event Page (click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry to Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize  close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry, fiction & non-fiction to Mississippi Review Annual Contests close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).

11.59pm (SUBMISSION)– Submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction & visual art to The Penn Review close. This information was found and curated by Angela T. Carr, and you can see more opportunities on their website (Click here).