Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dromineer Literary Festival 2011

Eighth Annual Dromineer Literary Festival: Thursday 29 September ~ Sunday 2 October 2011

Full details are being finalised, but acclaimed writers Jennifer Johnston, Dermot Healy and Vincent McDonnell have confirmed that they will be taking part. Other highlights will include performances by The Poetry Divas and by The Nenagh Players, and a screening of a short film, written, directed and produced by students on the Media Arts Degree course at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier St.

I've been commended twice in this competition and really enjoyed my trips to Dromineer each time. It's a friendly welcoming festival in a beautiful lakeside setting and the line up this year seems as good as ever - The Poetry Divas should shine by the lake and the setting also seems appropriate since Dermot Healy's new book length poem A Fool's Errand published last year dealt with the annual migrations of barnacle geese.

Entries for the Poetry and Short Story Competitions are now open. Poet, novelist and playwright Dermot Healy will judge the poetry competition and novelist and short story writer Vincent McDonnell will judge the short story competition.

Closing date for receipt of entries is August 19 2011. Entry Form & Rules on the website.

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