Sunday, 3 March 2013

Countdown to Bard for Worcestershire 2013

There are only a few months to go until the 2013 Worcestershire Literary Festival, which will be held 14 - 23 June 2013.
Today the Bard for Worcestershire competition launched, and further information can be found here. For this year's competition to find the third Worcestershire Poet Laureate, the theme is 'thirteen' with two poems to be submitted; one poem is to be submitted by entrants on the topic, and a second poem on a theme of the entrant poet's choice. Entry fee is £5, and the deadline is 5pm, Tuesday 30 April 2013.

I enjoyed it from the comfort of the audience in its first year, took part in the second year and came fifth, and am looking forward to taking part in the next competition this year. For those other poets taking part, here's a link to the Wikipedia article on 13 for useful reference.

I am looking forward to an amazing summer of words, and wish good luck to all taking part, whoever wins!