Plymouth seeks young writing talent

Drakes Island_evening. Photo by Judy Darley

South West literature development agency Literature Works is teaming up with Plymouth Culture, to find the next Plymouth Young City Laureate. The selected young writer will meet people in the city, develop as a writer and performer, and respond to what is happening, acting as a voice for the young people of Plymouth.

If you are or know a young writer in Plymouth aged between 14 and 19 years, encourage them to apply.

The Plymouth Young City Laureate will be paid for a minimum of three commissions between April 2024 and March 2025 and will also have the opportunity to take part part in paid events with invited guest writers.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday 25th February 2024.

The writer selected this year will follow in the footsteps of previous Laureates Jessica Holloway, Olivia Templeton, Holly Peters and Mimi Jones.

Find full details of how to enter here.

Got an event, challenge, competition or call for submissions you’d like to draw attention to? Send an email to judydarley (at) iCloud (dot) com.