As part of the forthcoming Wolverhampton Literature Festival, residents of Wolverhampton are invited to put pen to paper and submit a poem on 2022’s Black History theme ‘Time for Change: Action Not Words’.

Entrants are invited to submit a poem which reflects the theme 'Time for Change: Action not Words' and – whether inspiration is taken from life experience or from within the local community – to inspire the next generation.

There’s a chance of winning one of the following prizes:

  • 1st Place – £150 cash
  • 2nd Place - £30 voucher
  • 3rd Place - £30 voucher

The poetry competition rules are:

  • Entrants should be aged 18 years and over
  • The poem has not been published elsewhere (eg, in a book, on social media or on websites etc) and must be written by the entrant
  • The subject matter for entries is ‘Time for Change: Actions Not Words’
  • A picture of the poet should be submitted with their poem
  • Poems must be a maximum of 100 words

All entries must be submitted by midnight on Saturday 31 December 2022. 

Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on Saturday 4 February 2023.