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Young Poet Laureate Birmingham

Each year young people aged 11-17 are invited to apply to be our next Young Poet Laureate for the city.
Our Young Poet Laureates play a fantastic role in promoting poetry to other young people. In past years, they have met the Lord Mayor, performed on stage at the Frankfurt Christmas Market, worked with schools and youth groups, appeared on radio and television, visited a top football team and taken the stage at Gigglefest.

Young Poet Laureate Birmingham

Young Poet Laureate Auditions 2014

Videos of the shortlisted candidates for the role of Young Poet Laureate 2014 performing their two poems.
Young Poets Laureate Birmingham 2005 to 2013

About the Young Poet Laureate Birmingham

Birmingham is lucky to have both a Poet Laureate and a Young Poet Laureate. We have had a Young Poet Laureate for the city since 2005.
John Feeney Charitable Trust

The Feeney Trusts supports Birmingham Young Poet Laureate

The Library of Birmingham is delighted to have the support of the Feeney Trust for the development of our work with young poets.
Lauren Williams in the Library of Birmingham foyer

About Lauren

Lauren Williams is the Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham 2013-2014.
Young Poet Laureate poems Lauren Williams

Poems by Lauren Williams

Lauren will be writing poems for special events throughout the year.
Young Poet Laureate poems Lauren Williams

About the Young Poet Laureate blog

Each year our Young Poet Laureate keeps us up to date with all their activities through their online diary.