Daily Archives: March 23, 2018

World Poetry Day – An Evening of Excitement


World Poetry Day.

Poet Laureate


My plans for World Poetry Day started last year when I discovered I was the first Worcestershire Poet Laureate not to have National Poetry Day on their remit (long story short, a fellow poet had a show the same evening and we decided WLF would support that instead). I became the first Poet Laureate to have World Poetry Day as their official event.

I started planning properly in January and had all the poets confirmed perform by February. Shout outs went out for Little Poems (we received International, National and Local submissions… very worldly for WPD).


I also started raiding my research ideas for Parlour/Poetry/Word Games. All the Open Mic Spots were booked within a few days of being released.

I knew I wanted the whole night to feel like a poetry party and that is what was achieved. The atmosphere was set to ENTERTAINMENT, the Poets were set to…

View original post 1,979 more words

Monsters With Year 8


Search is on for Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2018


Poet Laureate

Bromsgrove Advertiser27th February

Emily Collis Senior Reporter

Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2017 Nina Lewis, from Bromsgrove

Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2017 Nina Lewis, from Bromsgrove

THE search is on for Worcestershire’s next Poet Laureate, to replace last year’s Bromsgrove winner.

Nina Lewis has had a busy year since winning the title in 2017, performing at Lakefest, organising a World Poetry Day event and publishing Contour, a quarterly poetry magazine.

Nina said: “Being Poet Laureate has meant that I am in a position to be an ambassador for poetry, I have taken great pleasure in the writing commissions that have come my way.

“I feel that if you are lucky enough to be the Laureate you should invest time and energy into the role.”

“I am delighted to have discovered poets not known on the Worcester scene – one of my personal objectives.”

Nina was also responsible for curating the ‘Transatlantic Poetry Project – A Tale of Two Cities’ call and response…

View original post 196 more words