The Litfest Poetry Mosaic — ‘Choice’

To celebrate National Poetry Day on 7 October, Litfest are delighted to launch ‘The Litfest Poetry Mosaic’.  Submissions will be open for the month of September, and we invite everyone in the Northwest to contribute!

The theme for National Poetry Day this year is ‘Choice’ and we are inviting poets of all ages and levels of experience to submit poems to the mosaic that fit this theme.  You can submit up to three poems of your own original work, with a maximum length per poem of 40 lines.

Your poems will help us to create a poetry ‘mosaic’, which will be revealed on our website on Monday 4th October, and celebrated in a special event on 7 October.  In the days leading up to National Poetry Day, Hannah Hodgson will curate a selection of outstanding poems from those submitted to the Litfest Poetry Mosaic, and on 2nd October Litfest will contact those poets (or a nominated reader) to invite them to read their work online at this special National Poetry Day showcase event!

We also invite local schools to take part in this project, as well as the chance to win a poetry workshop with children’s poet Kate Wakeling — please click here for more information.

Lastly, as part of this project Litfest has created a special resource pack aimed at inspiring and supporting children ages 9-13 to write their own poem.  You can download that resource pack here, or click here for a print-friendly version.

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