New poetry competition from inspirational charity Village-to-Village.

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This year I feel very honoured to be judging Village-to-Village's first annual poetry competition alongside the fabulous Brian Patten.

The charity thought that an inspirational poem would be a perfect motivator to involve more people in volunteering.

All winners will be invited to read their poems on National Poetry Day in Leeds. The deadline for the competition is the 30th September and winners will be announced on a poetry evening at Seven Arts Centre in Chapel Allerton, Leeds on National Poetry Day, 8th October 2009. I will be reading for about twenty minutes, followed by an Open Mic session.

More details about the competition can be found on the Village-to-Village website.

Monies raised from the competition and poetry evening will help to support the English Club Village-to-Village runs and help the charity buy new books and open the library to the whole village of Uchira in Tanzania.

Why don’t you have a go?