THE Reporter's Gary Bills-Geddes has been asked to be one of the judges for this year's Poetry on the Lake competition, which is based at Lake Orta in Italy.

His task, alongside the Swindon-based poet and poetry magazine editor, Kevin Bailey, will be to provide a short-list for the chief judge, the poet and musician Paul Henry.

Gary writes and publishes poetry and fiction under his 'pre-married' name of Gary Bills.

The closing date for entries is March 31.

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