Romsey Poets at Southampton Festival


Romsey Poets at Southampton Festival

Two budding poets from The Romsey School were delighted to be asked to perform at the recent So: to Speak Festival in Southampton.

Megan Bowles and Jo Lajeunesse had previously represented the school at the annual Wessex Schools Literary Festival Poetry Slam, with Megan being the eventual winner. They performed their poetry at the Words in the City weekend poetry day at Mettrick’s Café, alongside an array of well-known performance poets such as Vanessa Kisuule and Sabrina Mahfouz. Megan has also recently performed some of her poetry at the Apples & Snakes Poetry evening at the Nuffield Theatre.

Dae Fletcher, a former Romsey pupil and the first winner of the Poetry Slam also appeared at the event.

Romsey School Librarian Fiona Crowther said “The girls performed poetry which they had written themselves and were congratulated by the audience and the other performers for the high standard of their writing.”