To celebrate National Poetry Day, Litfest is delighted to launch The Litfest ‘Environment’ Mosaic! 

Submissions for the mosaic are now closed.  In early October, accepted poems will be displayed in mosaic form for all to browse on the Litfest website.

Then, in the days leading up to National Poetry Day, poet and Kendal Poetry Festival co-director Clare Shaw will curate a selection of 12 outstanding poems from those submitted, to be read online or in-person at our Litfest Autumn Weekend Launch event on Thursday 6 October.  You can buy a ticket for the event here.

We will also be running a separate project for pupils in years 7 and 8 in Lancaster and District secondary schools, and providing supporting materials in the form of examples and ideas for teachers.

If you are a teacher and would like to know more, please email