Poetry Competition

Poetry on Loan Competition Write a poem of no more than 20 lines on the theme of Onwards, Upwards, Freedom! Free to enter for people in the West Midlands. Two categories: 11-18 year olds, and over 18s. Win a paid performance in a West Midlands library (adults) or a book token (under 19s). See the … More Poetry Competition

TEDx Talk from former Young Staffordshire Poet Laureate

Many people say they don’t like poetry. Perhaps, though, there’s a poem for every person and for every occasion. In December 2016, former Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent, Matilda Houston-Brown was invited to be a speaker at the TEDx Stoke event at The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form college. Matilda spoke on the poetry on … More TEDx Talk from former Young Staffordshire Poet Laureate

UPDATE! Staffordshire Snap: Poetry and Photography Competition Deadline Extended!

The submission deadline for the Staffordshire Snap Competition has been extended to the 25th of February. Shortlisted finalists will be notified by email (date TBC), whether they have been shortlisted, they will then invited to perform the poem sometime in mid March at the final at King Edwards VI School Lichfield. More details to follow soon. In … More UPDATE! Staffordshire Snap: Poetry and Photography Competition Deadline Extended!

Former Young Poet Laureate commission for Arts for Health

Journey Soon by last year’s Young poet Laureate, Matilda Houston-Brown, was commissioned as part of South Staffordshire & Shropshire NHS Trust Arts For Health’s tenth birthday celebrations. Read Matilda’s Poem here: Journey Soon   Behind- You leave me at the doorstop Within the windows Behind In my own cocoon of cushions & blankets electric lights … More Former Young Poet Laureate commission for Arts for Health

Poetry space open to the public at Shire Hall Gallery

Shire Hall Gallery has created a space on the upstairs balcony specifically for the Staffordshire Poetry Collection. The public are encouraged to go and use the space as they see fit, whether they simply wish to read the poetry there, add their own, or even just sit down for some quiet reflection. It is your … More Poetry space open to the public at Shire Hall Gallery

Staffordshire Snap: Poetry and Photography Competition

Poetry and photography competition for 13-18 year olds. Anyone in years 9-13 can apply. The starting date is the 1st of January and the end date is the 25th of February. Shortlisted finalists will be notified by email on the week beginning the 27th of February whether they have been shortlisted, they will then invited to … More Staffordshire Snap: Poetry and Photography Competition