Wanted: new Poet Laureates

Share your passion for poetry and you could have the honour of being one of this year’s two Fenland Poet Laureates.

That is the prize awaiting the winners of a competition organised by Atelier East and the Wisbech and Fenland Museum.

They are looking for poems on the theme of Fenland, which can be interpreted “as broadly as you like” but should be no longer than 40 lines.

The Poet Laureates will come from two age groups – young (10-16) and adult (17-plus). They will hold the honorary titles for a year, working with Atelier East to chronicle special events and celebrate Fenland.

Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday, February 1.

All shortlisted entrants will get certificates of achievement and will be invited to a celebratory awards evening in Wisbech on March 1.

More details and entry forms are available in museums, libraries and Fenland @ your service shops or online at www.atelier-east.co.uk