Poetry Slam featured in Otley Word Feast

Ilkley author Martyn Bedford, who will be leading a creative writing workshop for youngsters as part of Otley Word Feast

Ilkley author Martyn Bedford, who will be leading a creative writing workshop for youngsters as part of Otley Word Feast

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As part of the Otley Word Feast 2014 there will be a packed programme of events, on Saturday, March 29, from 2pm to 4pm at Otley Courthouse.

There will be a free Youth Poetry Slam for young people aged 12-18, in association with Prince Henry’s Grammar School.

This innovative event will be compered by Zodwa Nyoni, playwright and poet in residence at Ilkley Literature Festival 2013.

Preparations for poetry-slamming began with a showing of Leeds Young Authors’ critically-acclaimed film We Are Poets and students at the school will have a slam workshop with James Nash on Tuesday.

Entrants will have three minutes in which to impress the judges and the chance to win cash prizes.

To enter, e-mail slam @otleywordfeast.org.uk and for more information about all the free events for children and young people, including a creative writing workshop for ages 12-16 with Martyn Bedford and activities in Otley Library, check otleywordfeast.org.uk or pick up a programme around town.

Otley Word Feast is supported by Otley Town Council, Leeds Council, Leeds Inspired, The Co-operative Community Fund, Otley Library, Otley Courthouse and local businesses.

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