WENLOCK POETRY FESTIVAL 2014
We are recruiting for a new Trainee Festival Producer! Deadline 12pm (midday), Monday 2nd December 2013
Wenlock Poetry Festival is looking to recruit a new trainee festival producer, who will assist with the development, coordination and administration of Wenlock Poetry Festival 2014 and the festival’s additional poetry development projects.
The post offers a great opportunity for an individual to learn how to produce and develop a poetry festival. Wenlock Poetry Festival aims to train, support and develop a successful candidate, equipping them with new skills in producing and delivering poetry / arts projects.
We are looking for someone who has a passion for the arts, particularly contemporary poetry and an interest in working in the poetry development and/or festival sector. The successful applicant will be relatively new to producing, but have a set of transferable skills such as those listed in the Job Description.
The trainee festival producer will need to be able to meet regularly in Much Wenlock and a fee of £1500 (one thousand five hundred pounds) including all expenses is offered.
Applications should be received by 12pm (midday) on Monday 2nd December 2013. Informal interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th December 2013 in Much Wenlock. Please confirm that you are able to attend an interview if required. The successful candidate will start this contract on Monday 16th December 2013.
Applications and any queries should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shropshire appoints its first Young Poet Laureate!
Shropshire’s First Young Poet Laureate is Mia Cunningham, age 14 from Much Wenlock.
Four talented shortlisted candidates converged on Wem Town Hall on Wednesday 25th September for a thrilling final competition. Mia stunned the judges with her confident delivery and original poetry, and will be a fantastic ambassador for poetry in libraries and schools throughout the county in the year ahead.
The other three finalists were Emily Oldham (17), Cara Squires (15) and Oliver Turner (14)
The Young Poet Laureate competition is a new partnership project between Shropshire Libraries and Wenlock Poetry Festival and aims to encourage young people to write and appreciate poetry in all its forms. There will be workshops in Shropshire libraries throughout the year, and opportunities for performance poetry in Wellington, Oswestry and at the next Wenlock Poetry Festival in April 2014.
Mia says 'It is a dream and such an amazing opportunity to be able to represent young people and poetry at the same time.'
Mia’s prizes include a specially designed glass trophy, £100 of poetry books donated Bertrams Library Service and two days of mentoring from local and regional poets to help her plan her packed work schedule which is kindly supported by Poetry on Loan in the West Midlands.
If you would like to discuss booking the Young Poet Laureate for an event then please e-mail email@example.com
To commission a poem, at least one month's notice is required. These will be written at the Young Poet Laureate's discretion.
Dates for your diary! The 5th Wenlock Poetry Festival will take place from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th April 2014.
- Founder, Anna Dreda, Wenlock Books
- Founding patron, Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate
- Gillian Clarke, national Poet of Wales
- Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate
- Tor Cotton