LGBT Writing Competition – LGBT History Month February 2017


As part of LGBT History Month, Bards & Books has organised an LGBT writing competition. You are invited to write a piece of up to 500 words (poetry or prose) on the theme of “LGBT History”.

Entries should be emailed to by Monday 27th February 2017 giving your name and email address on a separate sheet.


Entries will be judged by international Performance Poet, Keith Jarrett, who will present winning entrants with their prizes at an event at the Library of Birmingham on Saturday 4th March 2017, 2pm – 4pm.

Winning entrants will be invited to read their piece at this event, at which Keith will also perform his well-known piece “A Gay Poem”, and also a new poem especially commissioned for LGBT History Month.

Born and raised in East London, Keith Jarrett has written poetry and prose from an early age, inspired by hip-hop and jazz. Since 2005, he has performed at various poetry events in English and Spanish, and was a runner up in the Radio 4 Slam Finals in 2007. He was London and UK Farrago Poetry Slam Champion for 2010 and a semi-finalist in the World Cup Slam in Paris.

Sponsored by: Bards & Books and Ageing Better in Birmingham LGBT Hub.

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