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Warwickshire Young Poet Laureate 2021 - the hunt is on!

Could you be the next Young Poet Laureate for Warwickshire?

Warwickshire Libraries have launched their search for the next Warwickshire Young Poet Laureate. Young poets aged between 13 and 17 who live and go to school in Warwickshire can now apply by submitting three of poems (one on the theme of 'Choice', one inspired by Warwickshire and one of their own choice) and a short personal statement. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8 September. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a virtual workshop and virtual interviews with the judging panel on Saturday 2 October and a performance event will be held on Saturday 9 October (this may be virtual or an in-person event - details to be confirmed). More information about the process, as well as details of three virtual poetry workshops for young people can be found at warwickshire.gov.uk/youngpoetlaureate