Get your poem published in a Bolton shop window as part of Bolton Arts Trail.
Submissions are invited for original poems to be displayed alongside other art works in town centre shops during Bolton’s week-long arts festival from 14th June.
It’s a superb opportunity for poets, amateur or established, to have their work read by hundreds of people in Bolton’s town centre and by thousands of regular visitors to the Write Out Loud website, the UK’s biggest online poetry community. The final selection will also appear in a Bolton Arts Festival anthology and website.
The Write Out Loud website shows a list of participating shops with basic information and links where available. Poets are invited to write a poem on a theme of, or inspired by, the individual shop, and submit it online. Now!
The poems will be appear on the Write Out Loud website, where the public can comment and rate them out of 10, the final selection being curated by Write Out Loud founder, Julian Jordon.
Julian urges anyone who dabbles in writing to have a go. Serious or humorous, all poems suitable for public readership are welcome. “I am hoping that, for example, the pasty VAT issue might give us some pastry-based political poetry,” he says.
Having established Write Out Loud as a poetry-loving creative community in Bolton in 2003, then in five other towns, Julian is convinced the region’s creative spirit will bring some fascinating verse that will contribute to a very successful festival.
The deadline for receipt of poems is midnight on Wednesday 6th June 2012. So, get out your pen and paper, look at the list of shops and start writing, commenting and voting. Come on you poets!
To upload your poem, find the shop you want to write about and click the enter a poem button
Word of caution: Read the terms and conditions carefully, and proofread and edit your work before submitting.
Terms and conditions
View existing entries and rate the poems, click on number of entries so far:
Bolton Arts Festival, 14 – 21 June, 2012 across the town centre, and on university and college campuses.