SEP 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Coventry Writers To Recite In The Ruins
cathedral ruins will be full of rhyme and reason this weekend
when the finalist of a writing competition will recite their
works on Coventry.
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.
entries will be read out in the cathedral ruins at 2pm on
Saturday and a winner and a runner-up will be announced.
wining entries might be used in the Phoenix Initiative. There
are plans to have hoardings with some writing about the city in
and judge David Morley said:
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.
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.”
the 19 poems are reminiscences about the blitz, lady Godiva and
how the city centre has changed in recent times.
selection will be published on CWN this week, and the winning
entries will be posted after they have been announced on