THE final of the middle schools' Poetry Slam, organised by former poet laureate Giovanni Esposito and supported by Worcestershire County Council's arts team, is taking place this April.
Up to 17 middle schools will be competing against each other for the best poem and slam performance at Redditch's Palace Theatre on April 3.
This is the opening event of this year's Voices and Visions annual showcase of young local artistic talent from across the county.
The event, which features young people performing and writing in groups, is the opening event of this year's Voices and Visions annual showcase of young local artistic talent from across the county.
Steve Wilson, county arts officer, said: "The slam is a great event which shows our young people off in the very best way. It's always enjoyable and is a great way of getting young people to take part in arts poetry."
Mr Esposito, better known as Spoz, added: "It's great that this year's theme is Heroes and Inspiration. All the young people participating have been an amazing inspiration to me!"
For more information on the event, visit worcestershire.gov.uk.