Charles Causley Poetry Competition 40 Days to go!

Only 40 days to go until the closing date of the first Charles Causley Poetry Competition: 18th November 2013! Top prize: £3000!

The Charles Causley Trust is delighted to be running the 2013 Charles Causley Poetry Competition, in aid of the continuing project to renovate the late poet’s house in Launceston, Cornwall, to support an ongoing programme of Writing Residencies and Literature events.

With a closing date of 18th November 2013, the competition offers a top prize of £3000 with runners up prizes of £500 and £100. Full guidelines and entry form are available at the Trust’s website: www.thecharlescausleytrust.org.

The competition is judged by Sir Andrew Motion. Andrew Motion was born in 1952. He read English at University College, Oxford and subsequently spent two years writing about the poetry of Edward Thomas for an M. Litt. From 1976 to 1980 he taught English at the University of Hull; from 1980 to 1982 he edited the Poetry Review and from 1982 to 1989 he was Editorial Director and Poetry Editor at Chatto & Windus. He is now Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London. He was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. Sir Andrew is a council member of the Advertising Standards Authority and, since last July, Chairman of the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council. He is Patron of The Charles Causley Trust and President of The Council For The Protection of Rural England.

Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 until 2009