Friday, 25 January 2008

Dates for your diary

Anne Enright, the Booker prize winner is reading from her book The Gathering next Tuesday 29 January at 8.00pm in Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. She will also read from her forthcoming collection of short stories Taking Pictures, to be published in March. Let's hope the BOoker win will promote sales of this as short stories are often badly promoted, displayed and, funnily enough, this is reflected in the sales. Last time I looked, there wasn't a section in Waterstones for short stories.

Admission €12

Tel: 01 2312929

Deadline for Strokestown Poetry Competition is 31st January. See previous post.

Edgeworthstown Literary festival as a poetry competition, deadline als 31st January.
Fee: €5 for 1 poem, 3 for €10. Prizes are small at €200 for first prize, €100 for 2nd €50 for 3rd. But maybe that means the competition will be smaller. They also have a short story competition at €10 for 3 stories. First Prize is no money but the Deirdre Purcell Perpetual Cup, 2nd prize is €100 for 2nd €50 for 3rd.

This sounds really good in Strangford, Co Down: Wild Geese Festival 2008

The second Write! Down Wild Geese Festival will take place in Strangford, Co Down on Saturday, 9 February. This includes free writing workshops with Ted Deppe, Kate Newmann and Damian Smyth.

The Stinging Fly is open for submissions, poetry and short stories until March 14th.

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