Search for the next Young Poet Laureate

Would you like to become the next young Staffordshire Poet Laureate? Staffordshire libraries and arts service is looking to appoint a new Staffordshire young poet laureate. This one year tenure offers an opportunity to continue the work of our current young poet laureate and bring new ideas for raising the profile of poetry amongst children … More Search for the next Young Poet Laureate

Underneath the Cover

In response to #worldbooknight earlier this week, read Lily’s new poem; Underneath the Cover Tentacles twitch from under book covers. Girls climb out of chapter three, unaware of Their own legends. Manuscript parchment flutters in an indoor Breeze, brisk from paragraph breaks. Like glass it is transparently opaque: A story unwise of its ending… Only … More Underneath the Cover

Opportunity to be the next Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate 2018/19

If you are passionate about poetry, aged between 14 – 18 years old and live, attend school or college in Staffordshire, then we would love to hear from you. Application is now open for young people to apply – please find below the guidelines and application form to download. Application Form 2018-19 Young Poet Laureate … More Opportunity to be the next Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate 2018/19

14 on tour 2018

14 – Life on the Home Front 14 is a series of creative short films by Junction 15 in response to the poems of former Staffordshire’s Poet Laureate Tom Wyre on the theme of life on the Home Front in WWI. This interactive resource is currently on tour to community venues & libraries across Staffordshire and is … More 14 on tour 2018