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Event 26 of 36

Competitions Poetry Readings and Prize Giving

Starts at: Friday 25 October 10:00 AM
Finishes at: Friday 25 October 1:00 PM
Tickets: On Sale from Saturday 05 August, 9:30 AM

Poetry Readings

All the shortlisted poems will be read out by the poet or by a member of the panel. Admission to the event is free and open to all, not just those who have submitted work.

A programme containing all the shortlisted poems can be purchased at the door: price £3.00. Purchase of the programme entitles the buyer to vote for the Festival’s Favourite Poet, who will receive a £50.00 prize.

We are very grateful to Mary Nielsen for her continued generous support of the Competitions.

Prize Giving

10.00 am
Young Poets Reading and Prize Giving
11.00 am
Open Poetry Reading
12.15 pm
Prize Giving for:
Open Poetry, Short Story and Book for Children

The four categories:
Young Poets
Open to poets aged 16 – 21
Judged by Clare Shaw

Open Poetry
Judged by Anthony Joseph
Including the Hilly Cansdale prize for best local poet

Short Story
Judged by Susmita Bhattacharya
Including the Wyvern Prize for best local writer

Book for Children
Judged by Alex Campbell
With a special prize for best local writer