Tuesday 17 October 2017

Dublin Book Festival 2017

Dublin Book Festival 2017 is coming up fast (November 2-9th) and they have a variety of poetry-related events this year including

With Amanda Bell, Brian Kirk and Emma McKervey in conversation with Lisa Frank (Friday 3 November, 1.00pm – 1.45pm)

With Tory Campbell, Rob Doyle, Colin Dardis and Geraldine O’Kane (Friday 3 November, 7.00pm)

(Saturday 4 November, 2.00pm – 3.00pm)

For children there is:

With Lucinda Jacob and Lauren O’Neill (Sunday 4 November, 12.00pm – 12.45pm)

Sunday 8 October 2017

Coast to Coast Magazine Submissions

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Issue 3 of Coast to Coast Spring issue is open for submissions

Deadline October 22nd

Coast to Coast journal is designed and created by writer Maria Isakova Bennett, and edited by herself and poet Michael Brown. an A6 stitched journal, a piece of art work and a poetry publication. Each issue is produced as a limited edition, and will contain the work of twelve poets selected during submission periods. 
Maria has combined stitch and text to create a journal which is different to conventional poetry journals and magazines that you subscribe to, resulting in a publication which is a small piece of art in itself.

Email, up to 3 poems of no more than 24 lines both as a doc and in the body of the email to Coast2journal@gmail.com Include a 50 word max bio and address for your copy.

All poets will hear the outcome of their work by November 6th.

Issue 2 of to Coast to Coast to Coast includes a wonderful list of poets. More info here 

Wednesday 4 October 2017

At The Edge

AT The Edge, Cavan
Cavan Literary Night
Tuesday 24 October 6.30pm Johnston Library

The Autumn AT The Edge, Cavan arrives at the Johnston Library on Tuesday 24th October with a reading from three poets.
Afric McGlinchey
Brian Kirk
Maíréad Donnellan
Musical Interlude - Elena Duff

Afric McGlinchey was born in Galway, and raised in Zambia and Zimbabwe. She was awarded the 2010 Hennessy Emerging Poetry Award. Her début collection, The Lucky Star of Hidden Things was based on her peripatetic upbringing in Africa and Ireland, published by Salmon Poetry in 2012. She is currently working on her second volume
Brian Kirk is an award winning poet and short story writer from Clondlakin in Dublin. He was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2014 and 2015. His poetry has been nominated for the Forward Prize and Pushcart Prize.
Maíréad Donnellan is member of Lit lab writers’ group. Her poetry has been published in various anthologies and magazines and she has been shortlisted in national poetry competitions including Cúirt new writing prize and Doire Press chapbook competition

Following the Readings, will be an ‘Open Mic’ session at which everybody is welcome. Please register with Kate on the night.
AT the Edge Cavan is supported by the Cavan County Council Arts Office.

Sunday 1 October 2017

Troubadour Poetry Prize

Judged by Imtiaz Dharker & Michael Symmons Roberts
Prizes: 1st £2,000; 2nd £1,000; 3rd £500
plus, with thanks to leading poetry magazines & troubadour coffee-house,
  • 1 two-year subscription to the manhattan review
  • 5 one-year subscriptions to poetry (from poetry foundation)
  • 3 one-year subscriptions to poetry ireland review
  • 2 one-year subscriptions to the rialto
  • £100 troubadour restaurant gift voucher
  • bottle of troubadour champagne 
  • quickest turnaround - just 5 weeks from deadline (Oct 16th) to contacting winners (Nov 20th, a week before prizegiving), tying up your poems for the shortest possible time
  • fairest judging - our judges read all poems submitted, no sifters, no shortlisters
  • read at the Troubadour - the chance to read alongside Imtiaz Dharker, Michael Symmons Roberts & 2017 prize-winners at our Poetry Prize Celebration (Nov 27th), a gala event with music from classical duo, Aisling & Julie-Anne Manning
  • winning poems are forwarded to prestigious Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018 (see Forward Prizes)

Fees: Entries must be accompanied by fees of £6/€7/$7.50 for 1st poem & £4/€5/$5 for each subsequent poem in same submission 

Enter by e-mail or post, full details on website, by Mon 16th October