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Join us on 8 October for an exciting day of events run by The Poetry School to celebrate the Laurel Prize – Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s eco and nature poetry prize.

Expect a compelling day of poetry readings and workshops at special locations across the Park, including the beautiful 18th century Chapel.

Events will require individual booking. You will also need to have a valid YSP ticket for the day.


Poetry Workshop: Ecologies of Scale


Tickets £20

Poetry Workshop: An introduction to Nature and Eco-Poetry


Tickets £20

Poetry Workshop: Glyn Maxwell Masterclass


Tickets £20

Poetry Readings:

Laurel Prize 2021 Judges Reading: Maura Dooley and James Thornton



Laurel Prize 2021 Shortlisted Poets Reading: Sean Borodale, Seán Hewitt and Will Burns



Laurel Prize 2020 Winning Poets Reading: Karen McCarthy Woolf and Matt Howard



The Laurel Prize is funded by Poet Laureate and Yorkshire Sculpture Park friend and board member Simon Armitage with his £5,000 honorarium, which he receives annually from the Queen, a variety of additional supporters, and is run by the Poetry School, an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. It is awarded each year for the best published collection of environmental or nature poetry and this year, for the first time, welcomed submissions from all over the world.

The Laurel Prize Poetry Day
Date & Time:
From 05/10/2021 To 08/10/2021
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
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Price: £0 - £20
How to book: Find out more by clicking the link below