POETRY COMPetition

CLOSING DATE 24TH OCTOBER 2021

In partnership with the University of Brighton

£1000

FIRST PRIZE

Winners will perform at the Poetry Festival

£250

RUNNER UP PRIZE

SECOND RUNNER UP: WORK WRITE LIVE (Creative tutorial by the University of Brighton)

£150

First Prize in the Student Competition

FREE ENTRY

£25

HIGHLY COMMENDED

POETRY FESTIVAL

SUNDAY 21 NOVEMBER

The Old Market, Hove 3 – 7pm

FEATURING

                   Jackie Kay (CBE)

Jackie Kay

Award-winning Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist. Scots Makar (national poet of Scotland). Jackie will be awarding the competition prizes.

Grace Nichols (FRSL)

Gace Nichols

Commonwealth Poetry Prize winner, now living in Sussex.

John Agard

John Agard

Well known poet, playwright and children’s writer living in Sussex. Awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

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