27 February 2007
For immediate release
The New Writing Partnership, Creative Arts East and Norwich City
Football Club Study Centre have kicked off a Young Poets
Competition at Carrow Road.
The competition is part of the Norwich City of Refuge project
and is open to Norfolk-based poets between the ages of 11 and 25.
Poems must be based on the theme of Refuge but can be in any
The lucky competition winners will have their poems published in
an anthology later in the year and will also get the opportunity to
read their work during Refugee Week in June.
The press conference on Tuesday 27 February at the Carrow Road
football ground was attended by the following (l-r in
photograph; photo by Roger Harris):
• Sarah Bower of Creative Arts East
• Chris Gribble, Chief Executive of NWP
• Canaries star Bryan Gunn
• Brenda Ferris of Norwich City Council
• Patrick Hacon, Chairman of Norfolk County Council
Photos from the launch are available now from The New Writing
Partnership. Tel 01603 877177.
Notes to Editors:
Norwich becomes the UK's first City of Refuge for persecuted
writers and their families later this year. The programme will
contribute towards cross-cultural dialogue and understanding,
encouraging tolerance and integration in the wider community. The
City of Refuge project offers sanctuary, promotes internationalism
and signifies a commitment by all those involved to free speech and
anti-racism. For further information on the project please refer to
Norwich City of Refuge is supported by a steering group drawing
members from the British Centre for Literary Translation, Norwich
City Council, NWP and ICORN.
The New Writing Partnership exists to develop and support
creative writing, establishing the East of England as a
national and international centre of excellence.
For further information please contact:
Sarah Gooderson or Shenaz Kedar, The New Writing Partnership,
Tel 01603 877177