Call out for Young Poet Laureate on BBC London Radio

15 June 2013

Listen to Spoke Co-ordinator, Claudia Barwell interviewed on BBC London Radio inviting young people (aged 18 - 25) to become the Young Poet Laureate for London.

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A life-changing opportunity for talented young Londoners

This will be a life-changing opportunity for at least one talented young poet, with commissions worth £9000 as well as superb development opportunities offered by Spread the Word.

Through an open application process, six talented young poets (aged 18 -25) will take part in a development week (including 3 nights/4 days outside London) over the summer of 2013, culminating with an opportunity to perform at Southbank and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

On National Poetry Day (October 3rd 2013) one of the six will be announced as the first Young Poet Laureate for London.

How do I apply to become the Young Poet Laureate?

Young people interested in applying to become the Young Poet Laureate can find all the information they need via the Spread The Word website

What is 'Spoke'?

This opportunity is part of 'Spoke', an excited new spoken word programme, commissioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation, developed by A New Direction together with Apples and Snakes, and Spread the Word. Find out more about the Spoke programme