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Young Poet Laureate - Stoke

2014/15 Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

17 year old Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College student Harry Shenton from Barlaston is the 2014/15 Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The Young Poet Laureate role is a joint initiative between the city and county councils aimed at showcasing the creative writing skills of 14-18 year olds across the two areas.

Harry’s role is to raise the profile of and promote poetry to young people across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Harry summed up his feelings about being Young Poet Laureate: “I would love to thank all the judges, and my fellow competitors who were all marvellously talented themselves! I'm truly looking forward to everything this position entails and I can't wait to get started."

Contact the Young Poet Laureate via Jayne Stanley (email jayne.stanley@stoke.gov.uk)