Monday, 12 September 2011

What does the X stand for?

In celebration of Frank X. Buckley and his extensive collection of art, which is on permanant display in the Irish Writers' Centre, they are inviting all writers of both poetry and fiction to write poems and flash fiction based on pieces from the Frank X. Buckley Collection.

The collection includes an exciting array of well-known Irish art including the likes of Felim Egan, Michael Mulcahy, Graham Knuttel and Thomas Ryan. The entire collection was donated by  Frank X. Buckley.  His desire was to make the Irish Writers’ Centre a more pleasant place to work in and create.  Art is another creative outlet not far removed from creative writing where crucially a scene or a moment is imaginatively conceived.

On November 24th they will be hosting a night celebrating Frank X. Buckley and his collection along with an abundance of exclusive guests from artistic and literary circles. The authors of their three favourite pieces will be invited along to read on the night. There is a selection of the paintings on our website and will be adding more in the next week. You are also welcome to come in and look at them in the Centre if you would like to write about a piece that is not on our website.

Submission Guidelines
Up the three poems of maximum 40 lines or up to three flash fiction entries of maximum  500 words.
Please send all entries to and put either ‘Poetry Submission’ or ‘Flash Fiction Submission’ in the subject line.  All submissions should be attached as Word documents.

Deadline: Friday, October 28th 2011

A selection of paintings from the collection are viewable here.


Titus said...

That looks really interesting - thanks.

Brigid said...

Thanks, Kate, I may give that a go!