Verbal Arts Centre is launching a new FREE poetry competition, looking for new pieces on the theme of ‘resilience’, which I will be co-judging.
The Seamus Burns Creative Writing Competition has been made possible through a generous, anonymous donation as a tribute to Seamus Burns, father of Derry-Londonderry writer Mark Burns.
Submissions will engage with an audience aged 18-24, dealing with the themes of resilience and explore how individuals adapt to overcome setback in their lives.
1st place - £250
2nd place – £150
3rd place - £100
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Now 20th September (originally 6th Sept)
The winning entries will be published in The Honest Ulsterman, with the authors invited to read their poems at Youth 19's ‘We are Poets’ initiative which will take place in November in Derry/Londonderry.
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