LOOKING AFTER OUR WORLD - Poetry Competition to celebrate Ledbury Poetry Festival

To celebrate Ledbury Poetry Festival 2022, Pot & Page is teaming up with Sustainable Ledbury to spark young imaginations with our under 18s poetry competition - Looking After Our World

The competition is open to anyone between the ages of 4-18, with each age group pooled into school year groups, and a winning entry and runner up chosen from each.  The closing date is Friday 10th June, and the prize giving will take place at the Kids’ Poetry Fayre in the Pot & Page secret garden on Saturday 2nd July (2-5PM) 

JUDGES 

We are very lucky to have a fantastic panel of judges joining us this year:

Sara Jane-Arbury: A writer, performer and workshop facilitator who has created writing and produced live literature since 1993, collaborating with organisations including Arts Council England, BBC, Oxford University Press, The Poetry Society and Bloodaxe Books. Sara-Jane was Voices Off Director at Cheltenham Literature Festival for eleven years and has undertaken many residencies and commissions, including Writer-in-Residence for Herefordshire, Leopardstown Races for RTÉ, Bristol Galleries shopping mall and Oxford Bus Company. She has performed her poetry on television and radio, and at festivals such as Glastonbury, Hay-on-Wye, Port Eliot and Edinburgh. She devises bespoke events, interactive murder mysteries and touring poetry-theatre shows for adults and children, and has poems published in pamphlets and anthologies.

Sarah Hilary: renowned crime novelist and author of the well loved Marnie Rome series - Sarah's debut novel, 'Someone Else's Skin' won the 2015 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, was selected as one of the titles for World Book Night, became a Silver Falchion and Macavity Award finalist in the US and was chosen as a Richard & Judy Book Club pick the year it was published. Sarah went onto publish five further titles in this series, before drawing it to a close and releasing her latest novel, 'Fragile' in 2021. As well as writing, Sarah teaches crime fiction and mentors rising stars. Her short stories have won the Cheshire Prize for Literature, the Fish Criminally Short Histories Prize, and the SENSE prize

Charlie Eden: Local Poet and longstanding member of the Homend Poets, Charlie worked as an English teacher, inspiring children with a love of literature. He has also been a previous panelist at the Bromyard Folk Festival. 

Entry forms can be found behind the bar at Pot & Page or by emailing sustainableledbury@gmail.com

We look forward to reading your wonderful words!

All prizes sponsored by Ledbury Books and Maps and Pot & Page.



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