Hampshire Poet 2024-26

Deadline: 31 Jan 2024

Find Out More: http://www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org

Opportunity from: Winchester Poetry Festival

Contact: hello@winchesterpoetryfestival.org


Hampshire Poet 2024-26

Hampshire Cultural Trust (HCT) is working in partnership with Winchester Poetry Festival (WPF) to deliver the 2024–2026 Hampshire Poet Laureate programme. This is a two year tenure.

The work of the Hampshire Poet offers a facilitating platform to those with limited access, or with emerging or unheard voices, and to those experiencing life challenges, ensuring their stories are heard and valued. By leading workshops, giving readings, and co-crafting commissioned poems, the poet will inspire creativity and empower people of all ages and abilities, using the power, expressiveness, and playfulness of words, to develop their individual and community voices, and to express feelings, experiences, and emotions.

The position of Hampshire Poet provides the opportunity for a Hampshire based poet (resident in and/or working in the county) to undertake commissions, lead workshops and give readings and talks throughout the county, and to act as an advocate for poetry and poets.
Opportunities have been identified throughout the two years for the Hampshire Poet to play a significant role, providing the poet with the chance to create new work, engage members of the community and connect to programmes across the county already taking place during the two years.

Read about the aims, programme and how to express interest here: https://www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/hampshire-poet-2024