Padraic Colum International Gathering – Adult Poetry Competition 2019
Prizes for this year’s Adult Poetry Competition are: 1st prize €250, 2nd prize €75 and 3rd prize €50.
Winners will be announced at our Padraic Colum Commemorative Concert on Friday, May 17th – all welcome!
KATE DEMPSEY runs writing.ie's Poetic License blog and is our poetry guru. She is a writer and a blogger living in Maynooth. She writes fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry and is widely published in Ireland and abroad, in magazines, anthologies and on the radio. She fits this around her family and a full time job, writing on the sofa, on the train and in that little coffeeshop on the corner.
Poetry can be a solitary activity and she appreciates the support she received from the online community, particularly when starting out. She is excited about continuing the dialogue with her blog here.