Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Strokestown International Poetry Festival
The 2014 Strokestown International Poetry Festival is taking place this year from 2 - 4 May. The closing date for competition entries is Friday 28 February.
The 2014 Strokestown International Poetry Award, for poems in English on any subject not exceeding 70 lines is being judged by poets Paddy Bushe and Neil Astley, with a first prize fund of €2000.
The Percy French Award for Comic Verse will be judged by the Strokestown Wit Committee. The emphasis this year will be very much on fun and the judges will be looking out for comic and witty verse for which a prize fund of €1,000 is being offered.
The entry fee per poem is €5 euro/ £5 sterling/ $5 US dollars and you can enter online or by post. Shortlisted poets will be invited to read their work at the festival.
Please visit www.strokestownpoetry.org for further details.
Posted by Michael Farry at 11:49 PM
Labels: Strokestown International Poetry Festival; Paddy Bushe; Neil Astley; Poetry competition; Comic Verse competition