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Poetry Workshop: Early Bird Ends Midnight November 17

early bird, by joe hfPoetry: the Art and the Craft – Places still available

Saturday 23 November 2019, 11 am – 5 pm, Clanchy Court, Kinlough, Co Leitrim. Cost: €60 / Early bird: €50 before November 17.

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One Day Poetry Workshop, November 23

Poetry: the Art and the Craft

Saturday 23 November 2019, 11 am – 5 pm, Clanchy Court, Kinlough, Co Leitrim. 

A day of reading, writing and revising poetry. All you need bring with you is your notebook and a curious mind. If you have a poem – max 20 lines – you’d like to receive feedback on, bring 10 copies to the workshop. 

Cost: €60 / Early bird: €50 before November 17.

Email me to receive a PayPal button, for payments with credit card / debit card / PayPal, or post me a cheque. Places limited, advance booking essential.

 

Space still available

Poetry and Story, Landscape and Myth: Samhain 2019

The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Sunday, November 3, 10:30 – 16:30.     €30, booking through https://glenscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873607199 or phone the Glens: (071) 9855833.       Led by Monica Corish, award-winning writer and AWA certified writing workshop leader.

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Sunday Miscellany, October 13

Here’s my piece, “Planning Permission for a Bee Hotel“, broadcast on Sunday Miscellany on October 13 – in celebration of wrens, bees, hedgehogs, and the excellent people at pollinators.ie  and the Organic Centre. Thanks too to Sarah Binchy and Carolyn Dempsey of Sunday Miscellany, and all at the Abbey Art Centre, Ballyshannon. To hear the full programme, with Olive Travers, Little John Nee, Winifred McNulty, and Denise Blake, plus excellent music, click here.

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Poetry and Story, Landscape and Myth: Samhain 2019

The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Sunday, November 3, 10:30 – 16:30.     €30, booking through https://glenscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873607199 or phone the Glens: (071) 9855833.       Led by Monica Corish, award-winning writer and AWA certified writing workshop leader.

autumn-mood-3830084_1280At this workshop we will write in response to prompts inspired by Samhain.

The festival of Samhain is associated with borders, boundaries and liminal spaces – between life and death, sleep and waking, the world of the everyday and the world of the sídhe. It is the time of summer’s end and the beginning of winter and the Celtic year, a time when the veil between worlds is thinned. Our writing may be inspired by any realm – by mythical borders or by political limits and lines on the map. No previous experience of writing is necessary – all you need bring with you is a notebook, a pen, and a willingness to be surprised by your own words.

Allingham Poetry & Flash Fiction Competitions Deadline Extended

Tom Sigafoos

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If you’ve procaffinated* so often that you missed the 26 Sept deadline for the Allingham Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions, all is not lost — the deadline has been extended to midnight GMT on 3 Oct. See https://www.allinghamfestival.com/fiction-poetry-competitions for details. #allingham2019

*Procaffination: Putting off real work until you’ve had a cup of coffee

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Two Weeks until the Allingham Competitions Deadline

Tom Sigafoos

If you’re a writer, a writing tutor, or a literary blogger, please remind your friends and followers that the deadline for submissions to the 2019 Allingham Poetry and Flash Fiction Competitions is scheduled for 26 September.
There’s decent prize money, and some of the past winners (including Una Mannion and E.M. Reapy) have gone on to great things. The following summary covers the essentials and provides a link to the Allingham website.
2019 ALLINGHAM POETRY AND FLASH FICTION COMPETITIONS

Deadline: 26 September 2019

Details: €300 prizes for winners in Poetry and Flash Fiction competitions. Judges include Annemarie Ní Churreáin, writer-in-residence at Maynooth; Denise Blake, Donegal poet and workshop leader; Brian Leyden, author and memoirist; and Leitrim author Jo Holmwood. Prizes to be awarded at the 2019 Allingham Festival Literary Lunch in the Nirvana Restaurant on Saturday, 9 November in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Rules and on-line entry forms are found at 

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Poetry: The Art and the Craft – Kinlough Co Leitrim – Autumn 2019

Fortnightly on Thursdays 7 – 10 PM

If you’re iGutenberg Pressnterested in developing your skills as a poet, this is the workshop for you. You will spend time reading and learning from established poets, writing new work, and revising your poems through constructive critique and insightful feedback. 

Thursday, Sep 12 & 26; Oct 10 & 24; Nov 7 & 21; Dec 5. Min 6 / Max 9 participants Cost for 7 sessions: €130. Early bird before Sept 2: €110.

Enquiries to monicacorishwriting@gmail.com. Payment by PayPal button or by cheque

Women’s Writing Group, Kinlough Co Leitrim – Autumn 2019

Women Writing Together – – Fortnightly, Wednesdays, 7 – 9:30 PM

64-roman-terentia-ou-terenzia-gold-hairnet-imperial-period-pompeii-from-wikimedia-commonsExplore your creativity and develop confidence in your voice by writing with other women in a warm and encouraging environment. If you are new to creative writing,  or if you want to use the workshop time to explore your voice, experiment with different genres and styles and write new work, then this Amherst method workshop is for you.

Wednesdays, Sep 11 & 25; Oct 9 & 23; Nov 6 & 20; Dec 4.  Min 6 / Max 11 participants.  Cost for 7 sessions: €110 Early bird before Sept 2 : €95

Enquiries to monicacorishwriting@gmail.com. Payment by PayPal button or by cheque

2019 Allingham Competitions Open – Poetry and Flash Fiction

Tom Sigafoos

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The 2019 ALLINGHAM POETRY AND FLASH FICTION COMPETITIONS are now open.

Deadline: 26 September 2019

Details: €300 prizes for winners in Poetry and Flash Fiction competitions. €5 entry fee. Prizes awarded at 2019 Allingham Festival Literary Lunch on Saturday, 8 November in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Rules and on-line entry forms at http://www.allinghamfestival.com/fiction-poetry-competitions

This year’s Allingham Festival will feature journalist Eamonn McCann, poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin, documentary filmmaker Garry Keane,  illustrator and former Children’s Laureate PJ Lynch, and a tribute to playwright Frank McGuinness.

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