The Plymouth Laureate of Words - telling the city's stories.

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Plymouth Laureate of Words is a partnership between Literature Works, Plymouth Culture and the Box. The Laureate of Words gives voice to the communities of Plymouth, together working to explore and tell the city’s stories.

In November Plymouth playwright, facilitator and publicist Laura Horton became Plymouth’s first ever Laureate of Words for 2020-22. Over the two years of her Laureateship, Laura is responding to a series of commissions from partners and organisations across Plymouth. The Laureateship is comprised of a series of public events, a short writing course and appearances at various events in the civic calendar. Laura is also blogging about her experiences as Laureate.

Speaking about her appointment, Laura Horton said: “I’m thrilled to be offered the position of Plymouth Laureate of Words. To be the first woman feels significant and I know I won’t be the last. I’m excited to explore this role as the first playwright, illuminating the life, culture and stories of this historically rich city.”

Watch the video below to hear Laura read her piece about Plymouth

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