Young Poets take over The Poetry Café

On Saturday 2nd June, The Poetry Café welcomed Foyle Young Poets, Young Poets Network challenge winners and SLAMbassadors for an afternoon of readings.

On the line-up were six stellar Foyle Young Poets: Sarah FletcherLucy ThynneCia MangatMukahang LimbuMeredith LeMaître and Em Power. Three of these writers are also Young Poets Networkers and one is a SLAMbassadors champion, and the event was hosted by former Foyle Young Poet and The Poetry Society’s current Education Co-ordinator, Helen Bowell.

The crowd was treated to poetry on themes ranging from yellow stickers and an interview with a Greek goddess to hair removal and love letters to Orlando Bloom. Even more rising stars performed at an open mic.

Many thanks to everyone who came, and to everyone who read – we hope to see you at the next one!

For more information about The Poetry Society’s free young people’s competitions, including the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, Young Poets Network and SLAMbassadors, visit our education page.

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5 June 2018