Members of the Federation of Writers Scotland are being urged to pen poems about James Watt.
The organisation is running a competition to get pieces about the Scottish inventor for a booklet to be published for August 2019, the anniversary of Watt’s death.
Members are being asked to pen “one poem, up to 30 lines long” and submit it by March 18, 2019. Successful poets will be advised by the end of June, with their creations being published in a special poetry booklet being produced in association with St. Mary’s Church in Handsworth, Birmingham, where Watt is buried.
The final booklet will be distributed at a special bicentenary service on August 25 – the 200th anniversary of Watt’s death.
Entries need to be emailed by the deadline to: firstname.lastname@example.org