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Lead Writer, Nottingham Poetry Festival
Deadline: Sun 31 Oct 2021
As part of our ongoing outreach programme, the Nottingham Poetry Festival team is recruiting five Lead Writers to facilitate our upcoming Word Walk series – outdoor creative writing workshops for invited local community groups who may be beginners to poetry.

The series of walks aims to reduce barriers to participation in poetic activity, encourage awareness of the festival, and create opportunities to engage with the festival in May 2022.

For each event, we are asking up to 30 participants to creatively respond to the environment around them. With the Lead Writers’ prompts, assistance and leadership, we will host each group for up to two hours per session. Each session will take place in a different area of Nottingham.

At the end of each Word Walk, the Nottingham Poetry Festival team will gather up two pieces of work per participant, to create a publication for launch at the 2022 Festival in May.

Lead Writer positions will be contracted on a freelance basis and are open to poets living, working or studying in the East Midlands area. The fee for each Lead Writer is £150 inclusive of travel and planning. Dates for Word Walks will be between November 2021 and March 2022.

The Lead Writer will be supported by a shadow writer and a member of the NPF team. 

For more information and to apply, please visit our website 

Deadline: 31st October 2021

Additional Information:
East Midlands

Contact Information:
Nottingham Poetry Festival
Contact Name:
Bridie Squires
Contact Email:
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