Search for this year’s Poet Laureate

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The search is on for the Fenland Poet Laureate 2013 and Poet Laureate, Elaine Ewart, is holding two poetry workshops this month in support of the Awards.

The workshops are aimed at beginners (over the age of 13) who want to try their hand at writing poetry but don’t know where to start. On Saturday 20th January Elaine will be at WWT Welney Wetland Centre from 2pm-4.30pm and Saturday 26th January from 2pm-4pm at Wisbech and Fenland Museum. The cost of each workshops is £1.50, groups will be small so its really important to book in advance by emailing

Elaine has had a busy year as Fenland Poet Laureate, being interviewed by BBC radio and also commissioned to write pieces in response to local and national events, including a piece to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Now Atelier East and Wisbech & Fenland Museum are looking to appoint a new Poet Laureate for 2013. It could be you! Entry forms are available from Museums and Libraries across Fenland or by emailing