War poetry contest for Broomhill festival

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Poets are invited to take part in a writing competition as part of the popular Broomhill Festival.

The theme of the competition is war, to commemorate the centenary of World War One this year.

Entries will be judged by Rob Hindle, a poet and Workers’ Educational Association tutor.

The winners will also be invited to read their entries to an audience at a special event on June 10 at Broomhill Methodist Church.

There will be an open mic session for other poets to read their work during the evening.

This year is the 40th Broomhill Festival, and it will run from June 1.

Organisers have already started planning events and the organisations to benefit from this year’s festival are young person’s homelessness charity Roundabout, the Music Academy, Sheena Amos Youth Trust, and Churches Together in Broomhill and Broomhall.

Prizes for the poetry contest include book vouchers donated by the Rhyme and Reason bookshop at Hunters Bar.

n Submit entries with contact details by post, before April 25, to Derek Collins, 15 Kersal Lawns, 115a Manchester Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 5DN.