Today we will find out the result of ‘The Search for the Next Gloucestershire Poet Laureate’. At the Olympus Theatre today, the judges will reveal who the winner is. The Nominee’s: Z D Dicks, JPDL, Una Dowding, Viva Andrada O’Flynn, Jessica May Wooler, Charlie Markwick and Patricia Camp attended the Olympus theatre last week to perform poetry to an audience of poetry lovers, family and friends and of course the judges. Anna Saunders was aslo nominated and sadly stepped down, but attended the event to cheer on all the other poets.
The Nominees ( pictured below ) shared two poems and then met privately with the judges to answer questions. They were all given the opportunity to say how they might champion poetry across the county.
The judges (Alicia Stubbersfield and Brenda Read-Brown) , have spent the last week carefully deciding who their choice of Laureate will be. All Nominees have been invited back to The Olympus theatre today to share a further selection of their poetry. We will also hear poetry from the current Gloucestershire Poet Laureate, Brenda Read-Brown and we are all eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winner!
( Photos – courtesy of Jason Conway – Cre8UrBrand )