**FESTIVAL NEWS HQ**
OUR regular competition, this year with the incredible Caroline Bird as judge, is now CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. Caroline will spend October looking at all the wonderful poems with winners and commended poems being announced in November.
We are currently planning and programming next year’s festival which will be as wonderful and eclectic as ever! Dates are set for 16-20 Feb 2022 and we will be back in our wonderful new venue – Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio!
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