Havant Literary Festival poetry award is back

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ENTRIES are invited for this year’s Havant Literary Festival poetry competition.

Now in its sixth year, the theme is renewal, and it is hoped it attracts as many entries as in previous years – from across the country and as far away as Australia.

The competition judge is celebrated poet Wendy Klein, author of Anything in Turquoise, published by Cinnamon Press.

First, second and third prizes of £400, £200 and £100 will be awarded and finalists will have the opportunity to read their work at a special poetry evening on October 6.

This year’s festival runs from October 1 to 10 and includes workshops, theatre, talks, noted authors and street events as well as poetry.

The poetry competition deadline is August 30 and application forms can be downloaded from havantlitfest.org.uk.