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Word Heroes

The Spoken Word

Venue: The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE 

Date/Time:  Friday 16 June, 7.30pm - 10pm

Following on from the success of our Poetry Evening last year, we are broadening the range by celebrating words in all their various forms.

Once again it will be introduced and compered by Michael Carding who said "I really hope we can encourage some new talent to take the plunge and share their work with the audience. We aim to make it a welcoming and non-threatening environment and I promise to do everything possible to support first-timers as they take to the mic."

£5.50 per person, £12 for a family of 4. BOOK HERE.

The Written Word

If you are a budding writer or poet and would simply love to submit your work, we would be very happy to post it on our website for everyone to enjoy

Email your poems or prose to:

If you need inspiration, try these tips from poet and visual artist Helen Ivory

Be as literal or as imaginative as you want to be. Set a timer and write for ten minutes. Try not to overthink what you are writing. Try making short sentences or lists of words, not worrying how they connect. Now read back. Are there any word combinations that you can develop?

Short Story Writing Competition

For those authors amongst you, this is your chance to enter your short stories based on our festival theme, Heroes. Choose from:

Who is your HERO?

What does HERO mean to you?

If you could be a HERO, who would you be?


Entries will fall into the following categories:



500 words 

5-7 year old group

8-11 year old group



1,000 words

12-18 Fiction/Non Fiction



2,000 words

Fiction/Non Fiction

Please email your work to:

Entries will be judged at the end of the festival and winners will be notified by email. 

A HUGE thank you to Write Here for sponsoring this competition, donating beautiful notebooks for the winners!

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