At Litfest, we really value our connection with aspiring writers across the region (and beyond).  In particular, we encourage young writers to get involved with our events, projects and competitions year-round.

As part of Litfest 2022, we are running a project called This Place, This Planet, for which poets of all ages are invited to submit poems on the theme of climate change, the planet we inhabit, and the places we live.

For young people, Litfest has produced a resource pack, which we hope will inspire you to write poems of your own and submit them to our poetry map — there is no lower age limit, and all submissions are very welcome!

You can download the resource pack here, and submit your poems or view the map here.

We look forward to seeing your poems!