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A young poet in full flight. Image: Aspen Writers Foundation

Returning as part of the Byron Writers Festival after two years of postponement due to COVID, the cup is back and ready to showcase the next generation of wordsmiths.

The special event, for young people aged 10 to 18, has been made possible by a bequest from the family of the late Melbourne poet John West.

Participants in the event, to be held at Byron Bay Library on August 27 at 3.30pm, will be asked to read or recite a single, original poem that goes for no more than two minutes.
There are no entry fees and the poem can be on any subject.
The winner will receive $500 in prize money and the coveted John West Cup.
Registrations for the event are at 3pm at the library.

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1 COMMENT

  1. The ‘young community voice’ is more than needed now.
    Poems from the heart have a value of everlasting Spring
    against flagging times & judgements. Support these. There
    is a new world dawning. Believe that.

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