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The Poetry Society Showcase

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Jay Bernard
Jay Bernard

Tuesday 17th October 2:00pm at the Royal Festival Hall, London

Join The Poetry Society to celebrate 19 years of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award with a starry clutch of poets who share their work and, in keeping with London Literature Festival’s theme of ‘World on the Brink’, offer advice to young poets on the brink of their careers.

The event is held in the Clore Ballroom on Level 2 of the Festival Hall.

This year’s judges, Kayo Chingonyi and Sinéad Morrissey, are joined by former Foyle winner Jay Bernard and Poetry Review editor Emily Berry, who read from their award-winning work, talk about their early experiences of being poets and answer audience questions.

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is the biggest international poetry competition for 11 – 17 year olds. Every year, 15 winners and 85 commended poets are selected from thousands of entries to be part of two widely distributed anthologies.

The winners of the 2017 award are announced by Kayo Chingonyi and Sinéad Morrissey on the morning of 17 October.

The event is free and school parties should email [email protected] to reserve a place.  The event is suitable for groups at Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 and supports schools participating in Artsmark.