Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:31

You Know It, You're A Poet!

You Know It, You're A Poet! Image © kristja

Residents of Bournemouth who are passionate about poetry are being encouraged by The Mayor and Bournemouth Council to apply to be the first ever Poet Laureate for Bournemouth.

The successful Laureate will raise the profile of poetry across the Borough inspiring others to read and write poetry.

This will include writing poetry for special occasions, leading workshops to encourage other writers, and reading their own poetry to audiences.

Councillor Lawrence Williams, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure & Culture, said: “Bournemouth is full of culture and creativity and this new role is a great opportunity for someone who has a real love of poetry to raise its profile in the town. I wish all those that apply the very best of luck.”

The unique role is for three years from December 2013 to December 2016 with an honorarium of £1000 per year in addition to paid workshops.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 13 October 2013.

For further information and application process read the Poet Laureate Application

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