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Our Adjudicators

The festival would not be able to take place without the dedicated support and commitment of our fantastic adjudicators. Get to know a bit more about them below...

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Kevin Brooke will be adjudicating the 'Write and Perform a Short Story' classes at the 2022 festival. He is a massive fan of young people's writing. His children's book 'Max & Luchia: The Game Makers' is based on the power of imagination and inspired by the incredible ideas he has heard in schools, drama clubs and storytelling events as a Story Knight over the years. He is Patron of Reading at Blessed Edward Oldcorne, Young Writer Ambassador at Worcestershire Litfest and was part of the judging panel for the Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate competition 2021. He has written four books for young people and along with 'Max & Luchia the Game Makers', both 'Jimmy Cricket' and 'The Objectors' are published at Black Pear Press.