Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Poetry and Paintings

This seems like a great idea by the Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin.

"In celebration of Frank X. Buckley and his extensive collection of art, which is on permanent display in the Irish Writers' Centre, we are inviting all writers of both poetry and fiction to write poems and flash fiction based on pieces from the Frank X. Buckley Collection.

The collection includes an exciting array of well-known Irish art including the likes of Felim Egan, Michael Mulcahy, Graham Knuttel and Thomas Ryan. The entire collection was donated by Frank X. Buckley. His desire was to make the Irish Writers' Centre a more pleasant place to work in and create. Art is another creative outlet not far removed from creative writing where crucially a scene or a moment is imaginatively conceived.

On November 24th we will be hosting a night celebrating Frank X. Buckley and his collection along with an abundance of exclusive guests from artistic and literary circles. The authors of our three favourite pieces will be invited along to read on the night. We have a selection of the paintings on our website and will be adding more in the next week. You are also welcome to come in and look at them in the Centre if you would like to write about a piece that is not on our website.

Submission Guidelines -

Up the three poems of maximum 40 lines or up to three flash fiction entries of maximum 500 words. Please send all entries to and put either 'Poetry Submission' or 'Flash Fiction Submission' in the subject line. All submissions should be attached as Word documents.

A selection of paintings from the collection are here."

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