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YOUNG Solihull poets celebrated the launch of a brand-new magazine at an evening ceremony at Lyndon School.

YOUNG Solihull poets celebrated the launch of a brand-new magazine at an evening ceremony at Lyndon School.

The exciting magazine/anthology was launched recently and all 56 poets featured in the publication were invited to the event.

An enthusiastic audience including The Mayor of Solihull Councillor David Bell, parents and fellow students who all listened to poetry pieces performed live on the night.

“This is a first for Solihull students; a great opportunity to open poetry up to young people and hopefully it will continue to run in future years,” said Coun Bell .

Other special guests on the evening included Dreadlockalien, former Birmingham Poet Laureate and Martin Hayes who is also a poet and literary consultant for the local authority.

The magazine was the brain-child of Lyndon School’s Open Learning Centre manager Laura Yates, who had inspired students across the borough to write for the magazine, running poetry workshops at the participating schools.

Winners on the evening included Molly McGinn from Lyndon School, Nicole Gauntlett and Marium Zeenab from Langley School and Zaim Hussain from Ulverley School.

Each won £20 of Touchwood vouchers for the best poem in their year group and Lyndon School pupil Mashal Ahment also picked up a £25 cash prize for the best poetry performance donated by sister paper Birmingham Mail.

 

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