Older people's charity Link Age Southwark is celebrating its 25th birthday by running a creative writing competition. I'm honoured to be helping judge the poetry section of the competition, alongside Kevin Higgins, Alan McGeachie and Corina Moscovich.
Link Age Southwark has been building friendships between older people and volunteers in order to end feelings of loneliness and isolation in their local community. The competition is open to all UK and Ireland residents, both adults and children. Entries may take the form of either a short story or poem, based on the theme of friendship and/or generations.
The deadline is 31st August, and entries are £5 each.
The organiser, Becky Danks, has done a short interview with me, in which I talk about my poetry and my reasons for volunteering to judge the competition.
Saturday 31st Aug, 3pm
Music In Mind Festival - Poetry NI Showcase
Friday 6th Sept, 3pm
Black Box, Belfast
Bounce! Festival - Poetry NI Showcase
Saturday 7th Sept, 3pm
Intercontinental Poetry Summit with Ali Whitelock
Sunday 8th Sept, 1pm
Central Hall, Mount Stewart
Mount Stewart Conversations Festival: The Art of Conversation
Friday 20th Sept, 7.30pm
Seamus Heaney Homeplace
Culture Night: Open Mic Poetry Night! (co-host)