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Poetry Voices

Poetry Voices

Warwickshire Poetry Voices is a participatory project designed to encourage the reading, reciting and performance of poetry (whether this is just to friends or/and family or as part of a public event).

The project aims to provide children, young people and adults living in Warwickshire, with the opportunity to develop performance skills and the confidence to perform a wide range of classic and contemporary poetry. Through a series of workshops and events over the course of the year, participants have the opportunity to take part in sharing events and public performances where they can enjoy, share and promote poetry across Warwickshire.

News and Events

Nuneaton Library announces its first Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence Mary CourtneyNuneaton Library is delighted to announce the appointment of visual artist and poet Mary Courtney as its first Artist in Residence. This residency is taking place as part of the Warwickshire Poetry Voices’ Poetry+ programme.

Mary, who lives in Coventry, will begin her residency at Nuneaton Library on Wednesday 20th September, and will spend time working with local people of all ages to create a brand-new artwork called ‘Wordrobe’: a transformed wardrobe where clothes speak and words and poems are invented.

Warwickshire News – read more.

Applications are open for Young Poet Laureate 2018.

Young Poet Laureate 2017Are you aged 13 – 17?  Would you like to develop your poetry writing skills?  Could you perform to audiences?

Warwickshire Young Poet Laureate – more about the role and application form.

Young Poet Laureate 2017 – Emily Stephens

Emily was selected from a shortlist of high-calibre candidates during a finals day on 21st January where each candidate was interviewed and had to perform to an audience at Rugby Library. The Laureate for 2016, Harry Jenkins, handed over the baton to Emily at Warwick Library.

Atherstone Young Carers perform as part of Warwickshire’s Poetry Voices

Young Poet Laureate 2017On Wednesday 9th August, members of the Young Carers Project performed self-penned pieces of poetry at Atherstone Library as part of Warwickshire’s Poetry Voices.

Warwickshire News – read more.