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Introducing your new Plymouth Laureate of Words 2023-25: Rosemarie Corlett!

The public have spoken, and we are delighted to share that Rosemarie Corlett has been  selected by public vote as the next Plymouth Laureate of Words.  

Speaking about her appointment, Rosemarie said:  

“I’m thrilled to have been chosen as the next Plymouth Laureate of Words. I’d like to express  my huge thanks to Literature Works, Plymouth Culture and The Box, as well as to all of those  who voted for me. I’m so looking forward to celebrating our city, connecting with new  people and places and showcasing creative writing over the next couple of years.” 

Congratulations to Rosemarie, and a massive thank you to all our wonderful candidates!  

Tickets are now available for the Plymouth Laureate of Words Celebration, taking place in The Box at 6pm on Wednesday 27th September. At this *FREE* celebratory event, we will  hear readings from our three fantastic Laureates: 2021-23 Laureate of Words Laura Horton and 2023 Plymouth Young City Laureate Mimi Jones, as well as Rosemarie Corlett’s first public reading as Plymouth Laureate of Words 2023-25. She will be sharing her winning piece on the theme of ‘Blue Spaces’. Further information and tickets here on our website.  

Plymouth Laureate of Words is a creative partnership between Literature Works, Plymouth Culture and The Box. The Laureate represents their city in words, illuminating its life, culture  and stories through a combination of creative writing commissions and public events. The  locally based Laureate meets the Plymouth community to inspire and encourage the sharing  of stories; reflecting the voices at the heart of the city. 

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