Could you be the iF Poems/Times Young Poet Competition of the Year? Enter our young poets'
competition for the chance to have your poem published in The Times.
Are you inspired by William Wordsworth’s Daffodils? Can you write
about something as weird and wonderful as Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky?
The Times together with the new iF poems app for iPad are launching a
competition to find the most creative young poets.
If you are aged 16 or under, we’d love you write us an original poem,
no longer than 24 lines - and why not record yourself reading it out
For more information or to enter your written submission, visit
To submit a recording of your poem, simply hit the ‘Record / Upload’
Thanks for taking part – and good luck!
You must submit a written poem to enter the competition. Entries will
be judged on quality of writing, not performance. Click here for full
terms and conditions.
Welcome to the competition channel of the Settle Storytelling Festival.
We’re looking for Britain’s best newcomer to storytelling. This year we celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of Grimm’s Household Tales and invite entrants to tell a Grimm story. Record and upload your entry here by August 31st 2012.
Prizes include £50.00, £25.00 and £10.00 and festival tickets. The overall winner will be invited to perform at the Storytelling Festival 2012. This year’s line-up includes award winning and international storytellers. This is your chance to share the stage with them.
Declare your love for your girlfriend, spouse or even your mum by recording yourself reciting a poem to go on The Times Love Wall!
Need inspiration? The Times has published a special issue of 30 romantic poems to get you in the mood; read them at thetimes.co.uk/lovepoems (please make sure the poem you read is out of copyright, we have marked them on the website). Or of course, you can record a poem of your own creation!
You can either record it here on Audioboo or on our website - and please begin the message by stating your name and who the message is for. From Tuesday, your Valentine will be able to hear your recording on The Times Love Wall; all you have to do is check thetimes.co.uk/lovewall on Valentine’s Day, then send your loved one a link. All recordings will be subject to moderation.
The Times Love Poetry special is appearing in conjunction with the iF poems app, Britain’s first children’s poetry app where you can read, listen to, record and share your favourite poems from a collection of more than 200 classics. A donation of 10 per cent of all proceeds from sales of the app (£1.99 for iPhone, £2.99 for iPad) will go to Save the Children.
The young boy abandoned without a tribe on the harsh Mongolian plains faced almost certain death. Hunted and alone, he dreamed first of revenge against his enemies. In time, he would unite the great tribes, forming one nation under the sky. He would be the father to that nation. He would be Genghis Khan.
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Robert Llewellyn writes under a rack of solar panels in Gloucestershire, and News from Gardenia is his fifth work of fiction.
News From Gardenia is a science fiction novel; a man called Gavin Meckler who was born in 1979 arrives 200 years into the future where he discovers a world that is recognisable and yet utterly different. It’s a place where it’s possible to travel from one side of the world to the other in a matter of minutes without burning fuel, but it’s also a place where everyone is a gardener because that’s how they can be sure to eat.
Robert Llewellyn wrote his first novel at the age of twelve. By the time he’d published The Man on Platform 5 (his first grown-up work of fiction), thirty years had passed. In the intervening period he’d worked as an artist’s model, a bespoke shoemaker, a tree surgeon, a screen- writer, a comedian, actor and TV presenter.