National Poetry Day

The Litfest Poetry Mosaic — ‘Choice’

To celebrate National Poetry Day on 7 October, Litfest are delighted to launch ‘The Litfest Poetry Mosaic’!

Submissions for the mosaic have now closed — thank you to everyone who has taken part.    Your poems will help us to create a poetry ‘mosaic’, which will be revealed on our website in advance of a special Autumn Weekend 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 itfest 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 invited 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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