Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry Readings: Live Stream
Tune in to the live stream of the major international award for ecopoetry, and see the winners crowned
We are joined by this year’s judges, Seán Hewitt, Linda Gregerson and Karen McCarthy Woolf, to present the shortlist and award the prizes.
The Ginkgo Prize, a major international award for ecopoetry, was initially called the Resurgence Prize and was first presented in 2015. It has been run by the Poetry School since 2017 and was relaunched as the Ginkgo Prize in 2018.
Every year, the competition awards £8,000 in prize money, provides writers’ residencies for the winners, and supports the development of ecopoetry through a programme of free workshops and a series of incisive essays by leading ecological writers.
Need to know
For ages 16+
This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL). Interpretation provided by David Clifford and Sarah Meeks (subject to change).
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