||Alison Brackenbury, judge of the 2016 competition will be present to hear all three prize winners and many of the commended poets at this celebratory evening. All the winning and commended poems will be read, including those of commended poets who are unable to attend. Alison will also give a short report and later in the evening also give a short reading.
The hosts for the evening will be Annie Fisher and John Stuart.
As the programme for the evening is very full, it will unfortunately not be possible to have an open mic session on this occasion.