27th April 2015
Trinity students have enjoyed success in the latest national Poetry Competition run by the Young Writers organisation. It is very pleasing to report that the work of no fewer than 13 Trinity students has so far been accepted for publication in the forthcoming Young Writers poetry anthology.
In a very moving Chapel assembly presentation, the authors read their poems to fellow students and staff, captivating the audience with their carefully chosen words. As you will see from the some of the subjects covered, a number of them were extremely brave in choosing to share their (sometimes deeply personal) thoughts with everyone. It was quite an occasion.
The poems and their authors are listed below, and can be viewed via this link. A photo of the young writers will appear soon.
‘Goodbye’ by Farida Soliman
‘Don’t Read This Poem’ by Shiqi Zhou-Bishop
‘The Last Goodbye’ by Kamilya Kulieva
‘The Sea’ by Bethany Cooper
‘You Won’t Get Far’ by Annie Bates
‘The Sea’ by Matti Adams
‘The Best Day of Your Life’ by Rowan Miller
‘Annoying Big, Little Brother’ by Isabel Kumik
‘My Little Sis’ by Jacob Evans
‘On Your Marks’ by Bailey Danie
‘My Dad’ by Kea Waite
‘Gone’ by Jack Adams
‘Eight Sheets of Newspaper’ by Jordan Samuel-Stevens
According to their website www.youngwriters.co.uk , Young Writers aims to encourage young people to engage in creative writing. They have worked with schools, parents and young writers for over 20 years by running national poetry and creative writing competitions through schools, providing free resources to teachers to aid them in teaching young writers, putting on poetry and creative workshops for young writers, and awarding prizes to both schools and pupils across the UK.
In the national competition entries are sent an editorial team who carefully read every single entry before selecting those suitable for publication in the regional anthology. Work is selected for publication based on perception, imagination, expression, creativity and use of language.