Poetry on a Plate!

Back in March I put on some poetry workshops themed around food for schoolchildren attending the York Food for Life Partnership Awards. I’m pleased to announce that the winning food poems written that day have been chosen! They now appear – alongside a poem written by yours truly – on a fabulous placemat in use in cafés and restaurants around York (to tie in with York Food and Drink Festival).

You can see a small version of the mat here:

Poetry on a plate placemat

But to see the mat in all its glory, pop along to one of the following wonderful eateries in York, where it will be in use on your table:

Will you be able to guess the mystery fruit or vegetable described in the winning poems by Mac Scott of Fishergate Primary School, Morgan Caunt of Clifton Green Primary School and Iona Downing of Poppleton Road Primary School?

You’ll see there’s a space on the mat for you to write your food poem. If you love food and love words too, then get writing! York Food and Drink Festival is running a poetry competition on the theme of food, and they’re looking forward to receiving your entry – in either the under 16s or over 16s category. Your poem should be no more than 40 lines long. Winners will receive exclusive foodie prizes, and have the chance to have their poem displayed in York.

The competition closes at the end of the Food Festival, at midnight on 27 September – so get writing! You can find out more and submit your entry here.

A big Thank You to Vikki Pendry of York Edible Schools, Chloe Smee of the Food for Life Partnership and the good folk at York Food and Drink Festival for making this placemat project happen.

Bon appétit!

Anneliese Emmans DeantheBigBuzz.biz – Bringing poetry to life

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