Welcome to writeabridge
Our 2017 competition is now closed. We are pleased to announced that we have raised £677 for this year’s two charities – thank you to all of you for making that happen. Please check again next year for details of next year’s competition and please check out our winning poems page for this year’s winners! Thank you.
An international poetry competition designed to celebrate creativity that builds bridges instead of walls and raise money for charity.
First Prize £300, publication on writeabridge & Wasafiri websites
Second Prize £50, publication on writeabridge & Wasafiri websites
Three runners-up – each receive a signed copy of Asylum & Exile by Bidisha and The Year I Loved England by Joseph Horgan & Antony Owen
Judges – Bidisha & Joseph Horgan
Deadline – 14th November 2017
Our media is full of the negative actions that are taking place across our world. Suffering is indeed a very prevalent reality and we cannot forget or dismiss it, but we must also not forget that this is only part of the picture, and beauty and creativity are still growing. Words may seem powerless but words can also birth action.
“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Writeabridge is a small step towards celebrating and encouraging us to build bridges between ourselves and others. Words have the power to bring hope to situations and inspire us to greater creativity.
Writeabridge gives you the opportunity to write a poem based on any theme or topic and at the same time raise money for two wonderful charities that seek to bring hope to communities. Please be creative! There are cash prizes for the winning entries and publication on the website. Please keep checking this site for more info.
Part of the Coventry Peace Festival.
Prizes sponsored by Seedbed.