In February 2017 Birmingham will be hosting ‘Verve’, its first ever Poetry and Spoken Word Festival, organised by Waterstones and the Emma Press.
To get things started a poetry competition has been launched for poems on the theme ‘Birmingham’.
So start thinking poetic about things like Spaghetti Junction, Edgbaston Cricket Club, the Bullring, the Jewellery Quarter, New Street Station etc. etc. Maybe you live in the area or maybe you’ve done the tourist bit or perhaps been here on business – whatever your connection to the city, there’s lots of inspiration to get your teeth into.
The only problem is I’ve left it a bit late to tell you about this. The closing date for the adult section of the competition is September 11th 2016 and for the children’s section it’s September 30th. But a short deadline is good – it forces the brain cells to perform!
Full details of the competition are on the Verve website.
#1 by Keith Havers on August 30, 2016 - 9:41 am
#2 by Sally Jenkins on August 30, 2016 - 12:13 pm
Spot on, Keith!
#3 by Helen Yendall on September 11, 2016 - 10:12 pm
Sally, the adult category has been extended until the end of Sept now too.
#4 by Sally Jenkins on September 12, 2016 - 3:31 pm
Thanks for letting us know, Helen.