The search continues for the ninth Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham.
As part of that journey, this year's shortlisted candidates performed their poetry in the Studio Theatre at the Library of Birmingham. Amongst the audience were the judges who have the tricky task of deciding who will be Young Poet Laureate 2013-2014.
The standard of poetry was excellent as always. Matt Windle, a previous Young Poet Laureate and one of the 'Faces' of the Library of Birmingham compered the event.
Birmingham has had its own Young Poet Laureate for the city since 2005.
Since that time, our eight Laureates have inspired thousands of young people at workshops and events and through their writing and performances.