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Coventry Writers To Recite In The Ruins

The cathedral ruins will be full of rhyme and reason this weekend when the finalist of a writing competition will recite their works on Coventry.

The final of the Phoenix New Writing competition, organised by Warwick University lecturer David Morley, in collaboration with Coventry Library Service and Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions, will be held as part of Heritage Open Days.

Shortlisted entries will be read out in the cathedral ruins at 2pm on Saturday and a winner and a runner-up will be announced.

The wining entries might be used in the Phoenix Initiative. There are plans to have hoardings with some writing about the city in the development.

Organiser and judge David Morley said:

“We are keen to involve work from local writers in the Phoenix Initiative project and believe that the hoardings are the best place to do that.

“We also thought it was very appropriate to have work about the city read out during the heritage weekend as part of a celebration of Coventry’s past, present and future.”

Among the 19 poems are reminiscences about the blitz, lady Godiva and how the city centre has changed in recent times.

A selection will be published on CWN this week, and the winning entries will be posted after they have been announced on Saturday.
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