And the Worcestershire Poet Laureate shortlist is…


Every year our chosen judges work tirelessly towards choosing a new Poet Laureate for the county of Worcestershire and this year is certainly no exception. Seasoned judges Steve Wilson and Polly Stretton are joined by Nina Lewis, the current Worcestershire Poet Laureate, and Rachel Evans, the current Young Poet Laureate for Worcestershire, to make their decision on who is next in line to represent the literary community of Worcestershire and after much deliberation they have narrowed their options down to a final three…

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Our three finalists for this year’s competition are:

Peter Sutton

Sarah Leavesley

Betti Moretti

A huge congratulations to our three finalists, and commiserations and deep gratitude to everyone else who entered. We were delighted to see the wonderful entries that stacked up this year and we hope that those who entered alongside the three finalists will consider entering again in the future.

Peter, Sarah, and Betti will be performing their themed poem alongside one personal poem at the launch of this year’s festival on June 10th, at The Angel Centre, Worcester, after which we will discover who will be crowned WPL for 2018/2019.

For more information on this event, and many others that we are hosting throughout the festival week, please do have a peek at our programme which you can access by clicking here.

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