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Mary Wollstonecraft Poetry Challenge

You’ve all heard of Frankenstein’s monster. But have you met his grandmother? She was Mary Wollstonecraft, the Enlightenment philosopher who helped change the world. Her daughter was Mary Shelley, the famous author of Frankenstein. But not many people know who Mary Wollstonecraft was, what she stood up for, and why it’s taken so long for her work to be recognised.

The Poetry Society's Young Poets Network has teamed up with writer Bee Rowlatt to challenge all writers aged 5-25 to find out more about Mary Wollstonecraft and respond to her life and writing through poetry.

All kinds of poetry welcome, by young people of all ages – teachers can enter students using the class entry form.