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

Staffordshire Poetry Collection Launch

We are extremely excited to be launching the county’s first poetry collection next week as part of celebrations for National Poetry Day. The event, on Thursday 28 September at Stafford library will celebrate some of the best of Staffordshire’s poetry around today. During the evening people will also get to welcome the new Young Poet … More Staffordshire Poetry Collection Launch

New Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire

On Saturday 2nd September  the final selection process for our next Young Poet Laureate was held and we are delighted to announce that the new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire is Rebecca Lockwood from Cannock Chase High School. Rebecca impressed the judges with both her poetry and her presentation. The judges were Bert Flitcroft, current … More New Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire

Brampton Museum Poetry Days

Free Creative Writing & Poetry Workshops this August Brampton Museum, Newcastle U Lyme, has teamed up with Staffordshire Poet Laureate, Bert Flitcroft for the first time. Running alongside their current exhibition; Maps – A Plotted History, participants will use maps and the museum’s collection as inspiration for creative writing and creating new prose/poetry with Bert. Workshops … More Brampton Museum Poetry Days