City Voices are delighted to announce that this year’s annual poetry competition has been judged by the former Poet Laureate of Staffordshire Bert Flitcroft, who will announce the winners at our meeting on 6th July 2019.
This year will be different, as nobody, including committee members have any idea who the winners are until the big day. We are thrilled that Bert has agreed to judge the competition, and announce the winners who will receive cash prizes. In addition he will be leading a Poetry Masterclass after ALL the poets who entered the competition have had the opportunity to read their entries to the rest of the group. (This is not compulsory) The Masterclass will consist, for those who wish to take part, in a critique and analysis of all the poems. Bert will lead this, but would like all poets to join in discussing the poems and their content with a view to highlighting the parts and structures that really work, and also what can be improved or edited. I know it will be a really positive experience for those who wish to improve their poetry.
City Voices always welcome newcomers to the group – we are friendly and inclusive – so if you are a poet or writer of any genre you may find it interesting to drop into the group on 6th July and meet the gang, or come along to any of our fortnightly meetings. We have spaces available for new members and lots of exciting plans for the year. Don’t forget to bring some of your work along if you wish. We can be found on Facebook ‘City Voices Creative Writers Group’, or our website WWW.CITYVOICESSTOKE.ORG.UK There is also information at City Central Library in Hanley.