If you are aged between 14-18 and have a love for all things English Language, then Staffordshire County Council wants to hear from you!
Young people who enjoy writing poetry and want to share their talents and love for all things poetic with a wider audience are being encouraged to apply for Staffordshire's Young Poet Laureate.
The appointment by the libraries and arts services helps young people access and promote poetry. It is a fantastic opportunity for any budding author to get noticed and share their work across Staffordshire. Applicant have until Friday 16th of July to apply, with a shortlist announced on Monday 2nd august and winner announced on National Poetry Day in October.
Previous young poet laureates have run events and competitions, toured schools and seen their work published. Poets are encouraged to cover the big events across Staffordshire as well as what matters to them, they can choose their style and be as creative as they wish. So, if you're gifted with a pen, can rhyme like no other or can paint a fantastic image with your words, give it a try!
Let's see a Tamworth winner this year!
You can pick up an application form at any local library or online by clicking here