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- The poetry of Sophocles (audio) Duration: 02:25 Shlomo
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Proms Poetry Competition
We're inviting you to take part in to 2013 BBC Proms Poetry Competition, in association with the Poetry Society. All you have to do is to write a poem inspired by any piece of music in this year's season. This year's Proms events are available here. There are two categories, one for those aged 12-18 and the other for adults. The winners will be invited to the Proms Plus Literary event on September 6, where they will have their poems performed and then broadcast on BBC Radio 3. You'll also be invited to come to a BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Judging the competition alongside Ian McMillan is the award-winning poet Don Paterson.
Please click here for the competition page, with tips from Ian McMillan and details of how to enter including full terms and conditions
The deadline is Friday the ninth of August, so it's time to put pen to paper!
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