The sixth, sensational, Worcestershire Festival – exploded in to life, with the crowning of our new Worcestershire Laureate ; Suz Winspear! The opening night was magical, with readings from young writers, and cool compare; Matt Windle.
Shortlisted superstars, Charley Barnes and Peter Sutton, wowed us with their words. Peter’s performance was impressive and Charley’s was heartbreakingly beautiful.
Suz Winspear, Worcester’s ‘Resident Goth’ was almost speechless, after being shortlisted several times for the honour, this award was more than well deserved. Suz reminded the Worcester audience of our heritage, declaring that, as laureate; the poet will raise awareness of our modern poets and local talents, to ensure this generation leaves an impressive heritage for others.
Congratulations to Charley and Peter for a super achievement. And congratulations to Suz, Worcestershire’s Poet Laureate!