Strokestown International poetry Competition 2019
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
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.