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22nd January 2019 1st �100


entry �3.50

POETRY KIT WINTER COMPETITION 2019

This year's competition is for poetry on any subject.

There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed

that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. 

Enter by midnight on  22st January 2019

1st prize is �100.

Entry fees are as follows;  1 poem    �3.50 3 Poems  �8.00 5 poems  �10

Competition Judge;  JIM BENNETT

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ENTER ONLINE SEE http://www.poetrykit.org/PKcomp.htm

Please note;  Poems that have been submitted as part of a course with Poetry Kit, submitted to LUNCH Magazine or posted to PK List are not eligible for entry.

Limerick 10th January 2019

The Jan 2019 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering

Thurs 10th  Jan 2019 at CB1, Central Buildings, 51 O’Connell Street,  Limerick. Start 8pm (note new venue)

 

This month, our guests are Pete Mullineaux and Moya Roddy plus OPEN-MIC!

 

PETE MULLINEAUX

Pete Mullineaux lives in Galway and has published four collections: Zen Traffic Lights (Lapwing 2005) A Father’s Day (Salmon 2008) Session (Salmon 2011) and How to Bake a Planet (Salmon 2016). He’s been interviewed about his work on RTE’s Arena and published widely in Ireland, UK, Europe and as far afield as India and Japan. His poetry has been described as ‘sensitive and profound’ ‘gorgeous and resonant’ and ‘grimly funny’, while stylistic comparisons have been made with Roger McGough, John Clare, Pete Seeger and John Cooper Clarke.  ‘A gem’.  (Poetry Ireland Review).

 

MOYA RODDY

Out of the Ordinary is Galway-based writer Moya Roddy’s debut collection of poetry. She was shortlisted in 2017 for the Hennessy Award and her poems have been published widely including the Irish Times Saturday Poem slot, Stoney Thursday, Crannog and Boyne Berries. A collection of short stories Other People was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Award and her novel The Long Way Home was described in the Irish Times as “simply brilliant”. Her work has been broadcast on Channel 4, RTE Television and Radio and she’s been commissioned by the British Film Institute and Scottish Television among others. “Stunning and memorable poems” Rita Ann Higgins. “A poetic voice that is authentic and truth-filled” Mary O’Donnell.

 

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.