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Competitions Poetry Readings and Prize Giving

Starts at: Monday 30 October 2:00 PM
Finishes at: Monday 30 October 5:00 PM
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Tickets: On Sale from Monday 31 July, 9:30 AM

Poetry Readings

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

A programme for these events, containing all the short list poems, can be purchased at the door, price £2. Purchase of the programme entitles the buyer to vote for the Festival’s Favourite Poet, who will receive £50.

We are very grateful to Mary and Jorgen Nielsen for their continued generous support of the Competitions.

Prize Giving

The four categories:
Young Poets
Open to poets aged 16 – 21
Judged by Deanna Rodger

Open Poetry
Judged by William Sieghart
Including the Hilly Cansdale prize for best local poet

Short Story
Judged by Claire Fuller
Including the Wyvern Prize for best local writer

Book for Children
Judged by Rachel Hamilton
With a special prize for best local writer

Young Poets reading and Prize Giving
Open Poetry Reading
Open Poetry, Short Story and Book for Children Prize Giving