Thursday, 17 July 2014

Bailieborough Poetry Festival and Poetry Competition 2014

Bailieborough Poetry Festival will be the weekend of Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 October. The LitLab group of writers are again hosting a weekend of readings, workshops, open mic session, battle of the writers groups and a poetry competition.

Visiting poets include Nerys Williams, the Welsh poet, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas and Prof. Iggy McGovern, poet and physicist. The venues will include the town library in the old Market Square and local bars and restaurants. In conjunction with the poetry festival there will be an art exhibition  in the arts space of the library featuring the work of artist and poet, Róisín Duffy.

2014 Poetry Prize: Full details are on the website.

Closing date for entry is Friday 26 September 2014.

First prize of €250 for winning poem with 2nd and 3rd prizes also to be awarded.

Each poem must not exceed 50 lines, and should be typed, single-spaced.
Up to three poems may be submitted per entry.
A fee of €5 per entry (3 poems) is payable.

The judging panel this year is chaired by Michael Farry, assisted by Máiréad Donnellan and Paddy Smith.

All shortlisted poems will be featured at a reading at Bailieborough Poetry Festival on Saturday 11 October 2014, and authors will be invited to attend.

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