Writing Big: RGS Poets Chasing Prestigious Award


“Entering the Foyle Young Poets of the Year competition was the one of the best things I’ve ever done” – Former Foyle Winner and 2012 Judge, Helen Mort.

Since 1998, the Poetry Society’s Foyle Young Poets Award has kick-started the career of many talented young poets aged 11-17; now the RGS Creative Writing club are pursuing the glory of global literary recognition by joining over 7,600 other young people in entering the largest creative writing competition of its kind.

The Foyle Young Poets Award has been globally recognised as one of the most prestigious awards for young literary talent, appearing on the professional biography of a myriad of published writers and journalists for the past nineteen years. Winners of the award are treated to a residential Arvon writing course where they develop their creative writing skills whilst having their poems published in the annual Foyle Anthology – 24,000 copies of which are distributed to practicing poets, teachers, students, libraries and arts organisations throughout the United Kingdom.

Being a part of the RGS Creative Writing club (Thursdays, 1:30pm in RM18) will enable students to receive tuition, looking to a variety of widely-respected poets to learn the key skills behind the composition of poetry before submitting entries to the Poetry Society later this year. All students under of the age of 18 are actively encouraged to make the most of this exciting opportunity but should first register an interest with a member of the English department if they wish to do so.

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