Teenager's poetry success

IPSWICH teenager Charlotte Geater was today in London picking up a top poetry award - for the third year running.The Northgate sixth former has been named one of 15 Foyle's Young Poets by the Poetry Society and was picking up her award at a gala event in London.

IPSWICH teenager Charlotte Geater was today in London picking up a top poetry award - for the third year running.

The Northgate sixth former has been named one of 15 Foyle's Young Poets by the Poetry Society and was picking up her award at a gala event in London.

Winning poems were being read by stars including Harriet Walter, Roger Lloyd Pack and Sophie Okonedo.

Charlotte, 17, from Westbourne Road has won a place on a residential writing course at the Poetry Society's Arvon study centre in the midlands in February next year.

She said: "I'm excited to have won for the third year in a row and I'm looking forward to the Arvon course in February.

"I've made some great friends through the competition and hope to do so again this year."

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Charlotte is currently working towards her A levels next year and hopes to go on to study English at university next year.

She recently met one of her favourite lyricists, Billy Bragg, sharing a joke with him at the Burston festival in Norfolk.

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