Prizes: €500 first prize plus 4 x €50 highly commended.
Deadline: 15 June.
Shortlisted poems will be notified ahead of the awards which will be held on Sunday 28 July 2013 in King House, Boyle at 7pm.
Entry Fee €5 per poem
Entry form must accompany poems. (from the website)
Poems will be judged by Geraldine Mills who has published two collections of short stories and four collections of poetry.
Geraldine will also be hosting a poetry workshop, "Wordstitching" on Sunday 28th July between 11.30 and 1pm, €20.
This workshop is aimed at writers who wish to explore the elements that are necessary to produce a good poem. Using a series of short writing exercises, participants will engage with weaving words together to create a poem that is a primary experience for writer and reader.
More information and entry forms from the website
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