Warwickshire Young Poet Laureate

Young Poet Laureate 2017

Could you be Young Poet Laureate?

Applications are open for Young Poet Laureate 2018

Are you aged 13 – 17?

Would you like to develop your poetry writing skills?

Could you perform to audiences?

Then apply to be Warwickshire’s Young Poet Laureate.

Warwickshire Young Poet Laureate 2018 (PDF, 804.65 KB) – application form.

Post or email your application form, together with your three poems and personal statement to: Amy Merriot, Warwickshire Libraries, Unit 20, Montague Road, Warwick, CV34 5LT  amymerriot@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date is 17:00 Tuesday 31 October 2017, and  shortlisted applicants will be notified by Friday 1 December 2017.

Warwickshire Young Poet Laureate

The position of Young Poet Laureate is unique, giving the appointed person an opportunity to work with Warwickshire Libraries.

Our poet laureate takes part in events and activities across the county under the mentorship of a professional poet.

Warwickshire Young Poet Laureates have performed on the radio, on film, at festivals and led their own poetry workshops.


Young Poet Laureate 2017, Emily Stephens, delivers a poetry workshop at Rugby Library.

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Young Poet Laureate 2017

Young Poet Laureate 2017Young Poet Laureate 2017 has been awarded to 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 on Saturday 4th February.  Read more..

@warksypl17 – the latest Tweets from our current poet laureate


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Warwickshire Young Poet Laureate was last updated on September 5, 2017.