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Strokestown International poetry Competition 2019

Article by Kate Dempsey © 19 October 2018.
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The Deadline for the annual Strokestown Poetry Festival competition is fast approaching. Get your entries in soon and make it a good one!

1st Prize € 2,000

Plus a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat

2nd Prize € 700

3rd Prize € 500

Reading fees of € 300 for 7 shortlisted poets

Deadline: 7th December 2018
The 10 shortlisted poems will be published in the Strokestown Anthology 2019
Jo Shapcott & Gerard Smyth

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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.

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