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.
Thurs 9th Jan, 2020, 11am
Writing and Mental Health (First Fortnight Festival)
Stillorgan Library, Dublin
Thurs 20th Feb, 2020, 7pm
Lit Up (with Geraldine O'Kane)
The ARC, Community Arts Partnership, Belfast