Budding poets are encouraged to get their creative juices flowing with a poetry competition at the Roman Baths.
Clever wordsmiths of all ages can follow an inspirational trail of poetic quotes through the torch-lit Great Bath on Thursday 27 October, from 6pm to 9pm (last entry 8pm).
Whether you attend this event or are simply fascinated by the Romans, unleash your inner bard and compose a poem for the Roman Baths poetry competition.
The two categories – age under 16 and age 16 or over – will be judged by Dr Carrie Etter, senior lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University. Dr Etter has published two books of poetry: The Tethers (winner of the London New Poetry Award for best first collection) and Divining for Starters.
To encourage people to put pen to paper, the following instructive poem has been written by a visiting archaeology student on placement at the Roman Baths:
Whether it’s a limerick, haiku or sonnet you choose
Let the Romans and their lifestyle be your muse.
In one of two categories your entry will fall,
No matter your age, it is open to all!
There are six prizes of goodies from our shop to be won,
First, Second and Third, for each category of fun!
Dr Carrie Etter will be judging them all,
Keep an eye out for updates on our Facebook wall.
Hand in your entry at the Baths on Thursday,
Or post it or email it on another day.
The deadline date is the 18th of November
So enter before then and make sure to remember…
The winners and prizes will be posted online
This Roman event will be simply divine!
For a copy of the rules and an entry form visit http://www.romanbaths.co.uk and search for “poetry competition”.